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This is the polluted Pawtuxet. For the story of some Brown 
students who want to clean it up, turn to page 18. 



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Brown Alumni Monthly October 1971, Vol. 72, No. 1 






In this issue 



12 'You've Been President a Year . . .' 

In a wide-ranging interview with the BAM staff, Mr. Hornig 
reflects on his first year as the University's 14th president 
and discusses such topics as financial problems, the medical 
program, athletics, tenure, and the merger. 

18 How Do You Clean Up a River? 

This past summer, a group of Brown students, acting under a 
grant from the National Science Foundation, set out to find 
ways to make the Pawtuxet again a place for swimming and 
fishing. 

26 How the College Edifice Was Built on a Spot Made for the 
Muses on the Inaccessible Mountain 

Using material gathered by the late Lawrence Wroth, English 
Professor Robert W. Kenny tells the story of how Brown 
happens to be in Providence, instead of Warren or Newport or 
somewhere else. 

32 'Sometimes the Teachers Were Nervous, But That Shows 
They're Human' 

Brown was host for four weeks this summer to 170 Greater 
Providence high school students who participated in an en- 
richment program with the emphasis placed on new approaches 
to curriculum and teaching methods. 

58 Dollar Pinch in Ivy League Athletics 

The Ivy League institutions are having problems balancing their 
budgets, and the dollar gap is increasingly affecting the athletic 
programs. In compiling this article, Associate Editor Jay Barry 
talked with the athletic director at each Ivy school. 



Departments 

2 Editorial 
4 Carrying the Mail 
6 Under the Elms 
35 The Clubs 



36 The Class Secretaries 
38 The Classes 

63 Sports Roundup 

64 On Stage 



The cover, symbolizing the merger of Pembroke with Brown 
and the merger of the Pembroke Alumna with the BAM, was 
designed by Don Paulhus. 



Editor 

Robert M. Rhodes 

Associate Editors 

John F. Barry, Jr., '50 
Ann Banks 

Assistant Editor 

Hazel M. Goff 

Design Consultant 

Don Paulhus 

Board of Editors 

Elmer M. Blistein '42 

Garrett D. Byrnes '26 

Cornelia Dean '69 

James E. DuBois '50 

Gladys Chernack Kapstein '40 

Victoria Santopietro Lederberg '59 

Joanna E. Rapf '63 

Douglas R. Riggs '61 



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To our readers - old and new: 




People will say, "You're from Pembroke." 

We say, "Oh no, we're from Brown!" 

But why not acknowledge 

That Pembroke's our college, 

A part of the life of old Brown . . . 

Appropriate words for this particular moment in Brown's history? Priscilla Biron 
Wood '46 of Kansas City, Mo., thought so when she included them in a letter to the 
Pembroke Alumna for its July issue. Actually they are from a song which appeared in 
the old Pembroke Song Book. 

"I don't know when the song book was written," Mrs. Wood wrote, "but it was 
musty with age even in my day. So if Pembrokers over all these years have been 
insisting they are from Brown, I see no problem in the proposed merger of the two 
magazines!" 

It would be dandy if all Pembrokers felt as Mrs. Wood does, but the editors of 
the BAM know that this is not the case. And understandably. For over 30 years, the 
alumnae have had their own publication. Its quality had improved steadily over the 
years, and it had become one of the best alumni publications in the country. Even those 
alumnae who approved of the merger of Brown and Pembroke could view the demise 
of the Alumna with regret. 

But merged we are, and the editors of the BAM are delighted to have the alumnae 
among our readers. This issue of the BAM becomes the first magazine to be mailed 
to all alumni and alumnae of the University. For the editors of the BAM, it is an 
opportunity — to reach more readers, to report the story of the entire University, to 
serve all the members of the University community. 

There are several items in this issue of particular interest to women. The first 
letter in Carrying the Mail (turn this page) is an open letter to all alumnae from Pem- 
broke Alumnae Association President Pat Shea. The lead story in Under the Elms (our 
news section) is a report on the Department of Health, Education and Welfare's 
investigation of alleged discrimination against women at Brown. The four feature ar- 
ticles concern areas of the University of interest to both men and women or are about 
projects carried out by both male and female students. The clubs section features the 
Washington club, a newly-merged club, which now has a woman president. In the 
alumni section, one of the two profiles is about Tally Palmer '53. 

The BAM's editors are acutely conscious of our new and larger responsibilities to 
see that all segments of the Brown community are fairly represented in the pages 
of the magazine. To old and new reader alike, we pledge to do our best to live up to 
those responsibilities. We invite your comments. 



The Editors 



Carrying 
the mail 



Letters to the editor are welcome. 
They should be on subjects of irtterest 
to readers of this magazine with emphasis 
on an exchange of views and discussion 
of ideas. All points of view are welcome, 
but for reasons of space, variety, and 
timeliness, the staff may not publish all 
letters if receives and may use excerpts 
from others. The magazine will not print 
unsigned letters or ones that request that 
the author's name be withheld. 



An open letter 

to Pembroke alumnae 

Sir: I welcome the opportunity to greet 
all members of the Akimnae Association 
through our new joint magazine, the Brown 
.Alumni Monthly, on its initial appearance. 
We shall miss the Pembroke Ahinmn, which 
was for so long the exclusive magazine of 
the women graduates of Brown. But, inevi- 
tably, the old order has changed and we are 
happy to be a part of the new order. We 
anticipate no lack of coverage of women's 
affairs; rather, with a monthly edition, we 
will be better informed on current Univer- 
sity activities. 

Through these pages we intend to keep 
you informed of changes in Alumnae Asso- 
ciation functions, programs, and plans. We 
are aware of the concern of Pembroke Col- 
lege Clubs as to correct name, and their re- 
lationship to Brown Clubs. During the last 
several months, word has gone out through 
the Alumna and also from the Alumnae 
Office that clubs are autonomous and may 
do what club members choose to do as to 
whether they retain their separate identity, 
combine with alumni clubs, or have some 
separate and some combined functions, 
while remembering that Brown clubs also 
may wish to retain their separate identity. 
It is only where alumnae/alumni activities 
directly affect a main function of the Uni- 
versity that the University must make the 
decisions. The same rules will apply also to 
class organizations. This means that, while 
student relations and admissions are the 
business of the University, alumnae partici- 
pation will be sought and welcomed in 
these areas. 

This is a transitional period for the 
Alumnae Association and because of the 
consolidation, it has become necessary for 
the Board of Directors to operate on an in- 
terim set of guidelines which will conform 
as closely as possible to our present consti- 
tution. It is too early to make the complete 
revision since such matters as regional 
scholarships and nominations on a joint 
ballot are still to be discussed. We do plan 
to carry on this year in our usual fashion 
with Alumnae Council (November 4, 5 and 
6, 1971) and reunions. 

Our Alumnae Secretary, Doris Stapel- 
ton, is available to you as always, and she 
needs your cooperation as well. The Brown 
Alumni Monthly will welcome your com- 
ments. We look forward to our future in 
these pages. 

HELENA HOGAN SHEA '30 
President, Alumnae Association 



'A medical school would 
weaken the University' 

Sir: I read with considerable interest 
and amazement the article, "Where Does 
Brown's Medical Program Go From Here?" 
by Selig Greenberg, medical writer for the 
Providence Journal, in the May issue of 
Brown Alumni Monthly. 

There are a number of strong points 
that should be made which do not support 
the statement "But whatever the costs may 
turn out to be, competent opinion both 
within and outside the University leans 
heavily toward the view that both for its 
own sake as a topnotch educational institu- 
tion and for the sake of the community 
which provides it with tax advantages 
Brown must meet this challenge head on." 

I am greatly concerned that if Brown 
does decide to meet this national problem 
"head on", it will wind up on its financial 
rear end. Competent medical educators 
such as deans of medical schools would not 
support the above opinion. 

The cost of medical education is fan- 
tastically high — not generally appreciated 
by educators unless the financial reports of 
the universities that list the costs of divi- 
sions separately are studied. Many of the 
nation's medical schools are in a severe fi- 
nancial crisis — especially the private ones 
which receive only a small amount of their 
needs from state and federal sources. In- 
deed there are a number of private medical 
schools which have been taken over en- 
tirely by the state because of inability to 
finance this particular division of the uni- 
versity. The list of new medical schools con- 
structed in the past ten years, with one or 
two exceptions, have all been state schools. 

However, even considering the un- 
likely event that the federal and state gov- 
ernments will finance the building of a 
medical school complex at Brown, the main- 
tenance and operation costs of such a unit 
are staggering. These funds are difficult to 
obtain, witness the plight of our current 
medical schools. Yearly they submit re- 
quests to Washington for operating assist- 
ance; however, only a small part is granted. 

The concept that a new medical school 
does not need a university hospital must be 
challenged since it is a regressive idea that 
does not have support in modern medical 
education. Forty years ago, many of the 
medical schools did not have university 
hospitals — but the progress in scientific 
medical education required the addition of 
university hospitals — which are now con- 
sidered a standard requirement for any 
modern medical school which aspires to ex- 
cellence. I know of no medical school dean 
who would support the thesis that the com- 
munity hospitals as a group may substitute 
for the university teaching hospital. How- 
ever, community hospitals may certainly 



augment the teaching function of the uni- 
versity hospital. 

There is no doubt that there is a great 
need for a medical school in Rhode Island. 
It is well known among medical educators 
that the tremendous costs have limited new 
schools to federal-state schools. It would 
seem most reasonable that if building and 
operating expenses were largely federal- 
state, then the school ought to be a state 
school. The University of Massachusetts 
Medical School will cost $100 million when 
completed, will have a university hospital, 
and will be entirely state-federally funded. 
Even so, only half of the money needed has 
been appropriated for the approved plans. 
The school is presently begging for funds 
to complete the complex. 

At the present time there are forces 
which are attempting to weaken the struc- 
ture of the private university. Brown should 
continue to excel in the educational fields 
in which it has an established record and in 
new fields which it can support financially. 
I am concerned that the financial drain of 
a new medical school would weaken these 
programs and the University. 

VICTOR P. DI DOMENICO, M.D. '42 
Worcester, Mass. 

Brown's 'great potential' to 
meet society's medical needs 

Sir: I have been following, with great 
interest, the discussions regarding the feasi- 
bility of Brown establishing a four-year 
medical school. One gets the impression 
that this is a new departure for Brown, and 
that such considerations are without prece- 
dent in the Brown community. 

It may be of interest to note that in an 
address before the Rhode Island Medical 
Society on December 7, 1899, Dr. William 
Osier, a great physician and educator, care- 
fully considered the same question. He 
quoted Dr. Usher Parsons, one of the pro- 
fessors of the original Brown Medical 
School faculty, as saying "Whether this 
city, the second in New England, shall be- 
come the seat of such a school (that is, a 
revived department of medicine) must de- 
pend very much on the zeal, persistence, 
and ability of its physicians." He went on 
to point out "that the existing conditions 
are singularly favourable for a small first- 
class school." He elaborated that "here are 
college laboratories of physics, chemistry 
and biology, and here are well equipped 
hospitals. What is lacking? Neither zeal, 
persistence, nor ability on the part of the 
physicians, but a generous donation to the 
University (to provide departments not al- 
ready in existence). The preliminary scien- 
tific school is here; the clinical school is at 
your doors; the mon.;y should be the least 



difficult thing to get. The day has come for 
small medical schools in university towns 
with good clinical facilities." 

The conditions that he described 72 
years ago are equally pertinent today. The 
University is in a stronger position quanti- 
tatively and qualitatively, and the resources 
of the community have been mobilized to 
provide an environment for medical educa- 
cation in an unprecedented way. 

Still the problem remains as before, 
one of financial assistance to convert to a 
full degree-granting program. Some of this 
burden has already been met by the affili- 
ated hospitals and their boards of trustees. 
It would appear that the Congress will pass 
legislation which would entitle Brown to 
about $2.5 million for the proposed con- 
version. The University would be entitled 
to an additional federal grant of $300,000 
in each of two years for establishing a new 
medical school. State support could be 
forthcoming as well, and a community of 
physician-teachers are available to volun- 
teer their skills. 

It is becoming better recognized that 
medical education today requires more sci- 
ence, engineering, and technology to pro- 
duce the kind of physician that will be pre- 
pared to advance the frontiers of medicine. 
This requires a medical school that exists 
within the fabric of a university such as 
Brown. It seems ironic that knowing what 
the needs are of our society, and the great 
potential that Brown has already developed 
to meet these needs, that a controversy 
even exists. I would only hope that the Uni- 
versity takes a leadership role in develop- 
ing this program, for it is only after a com- 
mitment is made, that the remaining neces- 
sary funds will be forthcoming. 

HENRY M. LITCHMAN, M.D. '51 
Providence, R.I. 

Doesn't know whether trustee 
candidates are quahfied 

Sir: 1 am writing in regard to an edi- 
torial published a few months ago [in the 
Pembroke Alumna] stating [the editor's] 
disappointment with the low percentage of 
alumnae voting and contributing to the 
fund. 

I would like to give you one person's 
feelings about this matter. I know virtually 
nothing about the candidates up for office 
and the fact that the folder tells us where 
they are from, their schooling and place of 
business, still doesn't tell me if they are 
qualified — so in my ignorance I refrain so 
I do not make the wrong choice. 

In regards to money, the pace of life 
and the cost is so high that I cannot afford 



a lot of things unless I go back to work and 
that I don't want to do until my youngster 
is in first grade — and then only on a part- 
time basis. 

Also when I read about the dissension 
and description of the students I think why 
should I support a non-appreciative student 
body when I'm driving a car that I'm not 
even sure will get me to my destination. 

So there is the other side of the coin. I 
thought you would be interested in having 
it. 

MARY PATTERSON MOGAVERO '56 
Solana Beach, Calif. 

Happy to see the University 
'back on the track' 

Sir: I want you to know that I thor- 
oughly enjoyed the July issue of the 
Alumrji Monthly which arrived today. 

Things seem to be settling down and 
I'm happy to see both the Alumni Monthly 
and the University 'back on the track'. 

COBURN A. BUXTON '34 
Dallas, Texas 




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Under the Elms 



By the Editors 



'Sex discrimination': 
Waiting for the HEW report 

A year and a half ago, the Department 
of Health, Education and Welfare received 
a formal complaint from an organization 
called Women's Equity Action League 
(WEAL), charging Brown and other New 
England colleges with sex discrimination. 
The charges were filed under a 1968 Ex- 
ecutive Order which forbids all Federal 
contractors from discriminating on the 
basis of sex. Since then, WEAL and other 
women's groups have scattered such letters 
of complaint like confetti, landing on about 
ten per cent of the nation's colleges and 
universities. 

HEW's Office for Civil Rights, which 
has the responsibility for investigating the 
charges, edged into action with somewhat 
confused notions of how far their jurisdic- 
tion extended. At this writing, regional 
HEW field investigators have not received 
specific guidelines from Washington which 
would spell out just what they are entitled 
to look into. Now it is clear that universi- 
ties must take affirmative action regarding 
hiring, pay, and promotion of women fac- 
ulty and staff. Whether HEW may scruti- 
nize graduate and undergraduate admis- 
sions policies is still open to question. 

The fuzziness of the guidelines has 
given rise to some feeling among higher 
education administrators that, although in 
theory, a university which refused to mend 
its discriminatory ways could have Federal 
contracts cancelled, this is really not very 
likely to happen. The regional HEW in- 
vestigators may talk tough, but there are 
indications that sex discrimination — like 
bussing — is a subject on which the higher 
echelons of government officials back in 
Washington are willing to be more "real- 
istic." 

Whatever their eventual results, HEW 
field investigations are further hampered by 
the fact that they are generally conducted 
in an atmosphere of secrecy that would 
put the College of Cardinals to shame. 
HEW is not required to announce or pub- 



licize their campus visits, and, at Brown, 
the first wave of investigators had come 
and gone before any campus women were 
even aware that a review was underway. 
Once concerned women faculty and gradu- 
ate students got wind of the event, they 
formed themselves into a group called the 
Ad Hoc Committee to End Sex Discrimina- 
tion at Brown. The women wrote to their 
Congressmen suggesting that the HEW in- 
vestigators should visit Brown again and 
that, this time, they should be available to 
hear testimony from the women themselves. 
"Without that," one committee member 
pointed out, "it would be like investigating 
the living conditions of migrant workers by 
looking at the records and talking to the 
land owners." 

Thus prodded, the HEW team returned 
to Brown in the early spring for a week of 
listening to women and further perusing 
personnel records. This past summer, in- 
vestigators made a third visit to the campus 
mainly to speak with various department 
chairmen about faculty recruiting proce- 
dures. The Boston regional Office for Civil 
Rights, which is engaged in a number of 
investigations concurrently, is now in the 
process of preparing what they call their 
"final findings" on the situation at Brown. 
These are to be presented to the University 
sometime in the late fall. Already the ad- 
ministration has worked out, in conjunction 
with HEW, a set of goals and timetables for 
the employment of staff women. 

Now HEW is asking for a similar plan 
pertaining to the employment of women 
faculty. And that, according to Associate 
Provost Paul Maeder, is much more diffi- 
cult. When you're talking about faculty 
hiring, he points out, it's hard to know 
what to take as a guideline. Since the avail- 
able pool is nationally distributed, rather 
than local, any stated goal is apt to be a 
rather arbitrary guess. Maeder is frank to 
admit that the University has not done 
right by women in the past, but he places 
its deficiencies in a larger societal context. 
"It used to be," he says, "that we operated 
quite happily in what we call the free- 
market situation. And that resulted in in- 
equities to women, but I think it's unfair 



to single out the universities for pressure 
because it is society as a whole which 
should be changed." 

Maeder notes that out of 20 full-time 
faculty positions filled this year, eight went 
to women. But he also adds that at that con- 
tracted rate of hiring, it will take a much 
longer time to raise substantially the per- 
centage of women on the faculty than 
would have been possible when the yearly 
faculty openings numbered in the sixties. 

An HEW staffer who worked on the 
Brown review concedes that the financial 
squeeze will slow down concrete progress, 
but, he says, "Even if there is no hiring or 
raises to speak of, the idea is to get a sys- 
tem into operation to identify those people 
who have been excluded in the past, so that 
when there is hiring again, the University 
will know what is expected." 

HEW investigators consider it espe- 
cially important that faculty openings be 
advertised in less traditional ways that will 
reach more minorities. For this reason, they 
are almost less concerned about how many 
women were hired than with the number 
that were interviewed for a particular 
opening. For every faculty position filled, 
department chairmen are now required to 
fill out a form indicating the number of 
applicants interviewed, broken down by 
race and sex. 

A spokesman for the HEW office also 
noted that Brown has received a specific list 
of individual salary discrepancies, but has 
not yet provided justification for those dis- 
crepancies. 

'Intravenous feedings' 
for the campus elms 

It's no secret that the elm tree is in 
danger of joining the brontosaurus as a 
thing of the past. The culprit in the demise 
of the American elm is a small bark beetle 
which in the past 35 years has destroyed 
about 12 million elms, estimated at one 
time to number about 25 million in this 
country. 

The Brown campus has been hard hit 
by this so-called Dutch elm disease (BAM 



Feb. 1971), which spreads \vhen small 
beetles feed on sick trees and then fly to 
the healthy ones nearby and infect them 
with the fungus. 

A few years ago, the situation locally 
seemed hopeless. Experts on the campus 
predicted that within 25 to 35 years all of 
Brown's elms would be gone. 

Then last winter an anonymous donor 
contributed a sufficient sum of money to 
enable the University at least to put up a 
fight against the Dutch elm problem. 
Twenty-five disease-resistent elms were 
planted during the winter, most of them on 
the front campus and the College Green. 

This summer, the fight took on a new 
twist. In an experimental program, sick 
elms at Brown received a dose of open-air 
surgery. In a procedure that brings quickly 
to mind an emergency room in a city hos- 
pital, some of the elms infected with the 
disease were fed intravenous applications 
of anti-fungus medicine. 



In this operation, bottles are hung 
from the upper trunks of the trees, with 
the fluid flowing down tubes which enter 
holes bored into the lower trunk. Hopefully, 
the fluid will kill the fungus, although the 
medication will be of no help to portions of 
the tree which are already dead or dying 
from the disease. 

The "doctoring" is being handled by 
the Louden Tree Company of Needham, 
Mass., the firm which planted the disease- 
resistent elms on the campus last winter. 

"We are curing trees with this new 
process," says Henry F. Davis, president of 
Louden. "But, frankly, we don't exactly 
know as yet just how the drug method 
works. The experimental program will at- 
tempt to find out, for example, how the 
drug courses through the tree's system and 
what its effect is as analyzed by plant 
pathologists." 

While emphasizing that the cure pro- 
gram is still a pilot-type project, Davis 



Anti-fungus medicine for the elm^: Hope for the hopeless. 




noted that Dutch elm disease is no longer 
the hopeless cause many people think it is. 
He is fairly confident that the efforts to 
save approximately 70 campus elms will 
be reasonably successful. 

In addition to the intravenous feedings, 
other aspects of the program include pre- 
ventive spraying twice a year and weeding 
out seriously diseased trees. According to 
Davis, a maintenance and care program to 
fight Dutch elm disease is usually much 
less expensive than the cost of removing 
trees that have died from the disease. 

Among the trees receiving intravenous 
feeding this summer was the majestic elm 
located directly behind the west gate to the 
College Green off George Street. Davis 
estimates the age of this tree as at least 
200 years, which means it was standing 
there when the college moved to Providence 
and the first buildings were erected. For 
many years this elm has been a meeting 
place for some students and parents in the 
rush following Commencement exercises. 

Some brown patches appeared early in 
the summer on the lofty branches over- 
hanging George Street. The Louden Com- 
pany immediately went to work, providing 
extensive pruning and then the intravenous 
feedings throughout July and August. 

Despite this special care, the Com- 
mencement elm lost ground rapidly and 
was in poor condition when students came 
back to school this fall. But the Louden 
firm still has hopes. 

"It would be a shame if graduates had 
to tell their parents, 'Meet you under the 
scrub maple,' " President Davis said. 

Homecoming 1971 — 
It will be different 

Once upon a time. Homecoming at 
Brown was a two-day affair, with sufficient 
events scheduled for Friday, as well as 
Saturday, to bring the old grads back to 
campus for a two-day weekend. At that 
time. Homecoming was what the name im- 
plies — a returning of the alumni to their 
Alma Mater. 

In recent years. Homecoming has taken 
on a different flavor. During the past decade 
or so. Homecoming has been a one-day 
affair, with nothing much on the agenda to 
attract the old grad other than the football 
game. This fall, things will be different. 

Homecoming will get under way Fri- 
day evening when the first annual Athletic 
Hall of Fame Banquet will be held at 
Andrews Hall, Pembroke. At that time, 94 
former athletes and coaches covering 12 
sports and some 125 years of athletic ac- 
tivity will be inducted into Brown's newly 
created Hall of Fame. 

Dr. Vernon Alden '45, former president 
of Ohio University and currently chairman 
of the board of The Boston Co., Inc., will 



be the chief speaker at the banquet. Chet 
Worthington '23, retired editor of the 
Brown Alumni Monthly, will be the toast- 
master. A social hour at Alumnae Hall, 
Pembroke, will precede the banquet. 

Gus Saunders '42, dinner chairman, in- 
dicates that the Hall of Fame Committee 
intends to hold an induction dinner each 
fall, probably the Friday night of Home- 
coming so that as many alumni as possible 
will be able to attend. 

Saturday will be a full day, starting 
with a Bloody Mary Breakfast for alumni 
and faculty at the newly furnished Pem- 
broke Field House from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. 
The soccer game between Brown and Har- 
vard, a game that has determined the Ivy 
championship more often than not the last 
decade, will be played at Aldrich-Dexter, 
starting at 10:45. 

Activities at the Stadium will include 
tailgating prior to the game with Harvard 
and the post-game tent party. An Alumni 
Reception back on the campus will be fol- 
lowed by the traditional Harvest Supper at 
Sharpe Refectory and then late-evening 
entertainment at Meehan Auditorium. 

Handling the Saturday portion of 
Homecoming are Dave Zucconi '55, asso- 
ciate alumni executive officer, and Scott 
Spicer '72, president of the Brown Key. 

No problems with the heat 
in admissions' new home 

In 1877, George Corliss, developer of 
the famous steam engine, set out to design 
a house that would please his bride, Emily. 
Mrs. Corliss suffered from asthma and 
other illnesses, hated the cold winters, and 
pressed Corliss to move to a warmer cli- 
mate. George Corliss, however, was de- 
termined to stay in Providence and to sat- 
isfy his wife at the same time. All it took 
was inventive genius. 

The fruits of that genius were incorpo- 
rated into a Prospect Street house that is 
now the new home of the Brown admission 
office. George Corliss' grandnephew, the 
late playwright Charles W. Brackett, deeded 
the property to Brown in 1970. 

One of the more intricate features in 
the house is what was probably New Eng- 
land's first thermostat — invented by Corliss 
to keep his wife as warm as if she were in 
Bermuda. The thermostat was constructed 
with a bimetallic bar about seven feet 
long. Since the different metals expand 
and contract at different rates, any tem- 
perature change would cause the bar, which 
still exists in the house today, to bend. 

Chains were connected from the bar to 
the dampers on the furnace in the base- 
ment, so that a temperature change in the 
house would open or shut the furnace 
dampers to regulate the heat. To keep the 



house cool in the summer, Corliss installed 
a system of ductwork in the hollow walls 
through which outside air was forced by 
fans. 

Corliss also managed to concoct an 
elevator at a time before the electric motor 
had been invented. The elevator in the Cor- 
liss home was run by water pressure, and a 
slight tug on a rope would send the elevator 
to the desired floor. 

According to William N. Davis, as- 
sistant business manager, Brown's refur- 
bishment of the building has left most of 
the inventions and distinctive architecture 
intact. "We are trying to retain every fea- 



ture we can," he says. And that includes 
the marble and carved wooden bathroom 
fixtures that look fit for an Egyptian queen. 

Some presidential words about 
universities' clouded images 

Franklin D. Roosevelt once said that 
the best way to get the attention of your 
audience when giving a speech is to shock 
the listeners. 

President Hornig followed that format 
Sept. 20 in his Convocation Address at 
Meehan Auditorium marking Brown's open- 
ing for the 206th year. Aiming his remarks 



The Corliss-Brackett House: Distinctive features and architecture. 




at the Class of 1975, he said: 

'"^ou should keep in mind — as an in- 
centive to be humble and work hard -that 
few of you would be here had not Brown 
changed its admission standards." 

This remark got about the reaction 
one might expect : some nervous laughter 
and a shuffling of feet. As it turned out. 
Dr. Hornig was referring to the require- 
ments for entrance to Brown in 1783. He 
quoted from them: 

"No person may expect to be admitted 
to this college, unless, upon examination 
by the President and Tutors, he shall be 
found able to read accurately, construe, 
and parse Tully and the Greek Testament, 
and Vergil; and shall be able to write true 
Latin in prose, and hath learned the rules 
of Prosody and Vulgar Arithmetic; and 
shall bring suitable testimony of a blame- 
less life and conversation." 

Dr. Hornig noted that the total enroll- 
ment of the college in 1783 was 20. "I 
can't imagine where we found them," he 
said. "This year we have found a few 
more." 

Actually, there are quite a few more, 
some 1,226 in the freshman class alone. Of 
this number, there are 849 men and 377 
women, chosen from more than 9,000 ap- 
plicants. 

Calling this an historic year for the 
University, President Hornig noted that 
Brown has completed the task of integrat- 
ing the education of women and men. Said 
he: 

"This marks the end of a long period 
of progress which started 78 years ago 
with the admission of women to the 
Women's College in Brown University. As 
an educational institution we must turn 
now to the problem of preparing both men 
and women for a society in which the role 
of women is changing rapidly and radi- 
cally." 

Dr. Hornig touched on the myriad of 
problems facing the country today and 
then swung into the major portion of his 
address: 

"What has the University — any uni- 
versity — to contribute to mankind in this 
dilemma? It used to be that this country 
looked to education to solve many of its 
problems. It provided opportunity to the 
able and ambitious, it was the road to suc- 
cess for the sons and daughters of the im- 
migrants, it was the route by which a crude 
frontier society could rise to the highest 
cultural and intellectual levels. 

"Now, higher education itself is being 
questioned; it is no longer self-evident that 
it can right our social ills or bring happi- 
ness to our disturbed society. Whereas 
education once was supported as a matter 
of deepest faith, many people now wonder 
whether it is the best place to put their 
money, either taxes or gifts, if they want to 
do the most good. 



"The clouded image of the university 
has not been brightened when the intel- 
lectualism, anti-radicalism, and a new dog- 
matism burst forth, not only from the no- 
nothings but also from within the univer- 
sities themselves. 

"There are always a few who know 
easy answers to difficult questions, who pro- 
pound a simple dogma to cover all situa- 
tions, and who are so certain that they are 
right that they want to put aside the proc- 
esses of questioning, analysis, and rational 
search for the truth. 

"Unfortunately, those few have found 
disciples among students and even among 
faculties. The world outside the university 
finds that very confusing, and I must say 
that if it were true that the answers to 
mankind's problems were to be found 
through conviction, through intuition, and 
through self-indulgence, I, too, would won- 
der whether or not universities were 
needed. 

"I see the matter quite differently. De- 
spite its imperfections, the university re- 
mains, in Nathan Pusey's words, 'the most 
hopeful of human institutions.' Man has 
progressed through his skills, his wits, and 
his creative imagination. Unless he con- 
tinues to develop those same qualities, I do 
not see how he can cope with and sur- 
mount the new problems he faces now and 
the ones that lie in the future. Education to 
the highest practicable level, but particu- 
larly the education of talented leadership, 
is man's continuing hope." 

Mr. Hornig's speech was well received 
from an audience that was most attentive 
— with one exception. A mongrel dog of 
dubious lineage kept running up and down 
the aisles. Mindful of the time of year, one 
person observed: "The pooch is obviously 
getting in shape for the football season." 

Alumnae Council — and a special 
meeting to change by-laws 

United States Economic Policy at Home 
and Abroad will be the theme of the annual 
meeting of the Pembroke Alumnae Coun- 
cil, which takes place Nov. 4-6. 

The three-day affair will open Thurs- 
day afternoon with a tour of the new List 
Art Building. That night the featured 
speaker will be Dr. Jacquelyn A. Mattfeld, 
dean of academic affairs and associate pro- 
vost of the University. 

Three members of the economics de- 
partment will speak during the day on Fri- 
day. The group includes Allan Feldman, 
Herschel Grossman, and James A. Hanson. 
That night there will be the presentation of 
awards for the 1970-71 College Fund. 

Robert Reichley, associate vice-presi- 
dent for University relations, will be the 
featured speaker on Saturday. There will 
also be workshop sessions that day for 
club delegates, presidents, and class agents. 



At 12 noon on Saturday there will be 
a special meeting of the Alumnae Associa- 
tion to vote on revised by-laws. 

Chairman for the three-day weekend 
is Mrs. Sabra Webb Orton, III '53. 

BAM again named one of the 
top ten alumni magazines 

For the third successive year, the 
Brouyn Alumni Monthly has been named 
one of the ten best alumni magazines in 
the nation in the annual competition spon- 
sored by the American Alumni Council and 
announced at the AAC's national confer- 
ence in July. The BAM also won seven 
other awards for journalistic excellence in 
the 1971 judging. 

Other institutions represented among 
the Top Ten magazines this year were 
California Institute of Technology, Har- 
vard, Johns Hopkins, McGill, Pennsylvania, 
Princeton, St. Louis University, Simmons, 
and Yale. The Robert Sibley Award as 
the nation's No. 1 magazine was won for 
the second year in a row by the Harvard 
Bulletin. 

Along with its Top Ten recognition, 
the BAM received the following honors: 

Distinguished merit award for its 
coverage of students. 

Honorable mention awards for its cov- 
erage of the institution and the faculty 
and for its appearance. 

An award for one of the best covers 
of the year for the April, 1971 issue. The 
cover, designed by Don Paulhus of Provi- 
dence, the magazine's design consultant, 
featured a photograph by Lewis Kostiner 
'72 of a girl and two sea gulls. 

Two photographs selected among the 
best of the year, both by Lewis Kostiner. 
One was from the modern dance photo es- 
say in the April issue, and the other was 

The April cover: One of "the best." 



Brown 



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the cover photograph mentioned above. 

Chosen one of six finalists in T/ie 
Athntic magazine competition for excel- 
lence in staff writing. First place was won 
by Columbia College Today. 

The Pembroke Alumna won a distinc- 
tive merit award for its editorial comment 
and opinion by Editor Sallie K. Riggs '62, 
and an award for one of the year's best 
photographs. The photographer was Uosis 
Juodvalkis. 

The University's development office 
won two awards in the competition for best 
direct-mail pieces sponsored by the Ameri- 
can Alumni Council, in conjunction with 
Time-Life. A parent's letter won an hon- 
orable mention in the category for single- 
piece fund-raising letters. And in the cate- 
gory for single pieces in other types of 
fund-raising mail. Brown's phonathon 
worker kit won a third-place citation. 

Another winner last summer was Mar- 
ion Wolk, wife of Brown's Vice President 
Ronald A. Wolk. The newsletter which she 
edits for the Maryland Institute College of 
Art won a second-place citation in the 
Newsweek competition for newsletters, the 
sixth consecutive year it has been a win- 
ner in the national contest. 

A Mellon Foundation gift 
for a chair in the humanities 

A cry often heard at Brown and many 
other colleges over the past ten or 15 years 
is that the sciences have been getting too 
much of the action where grants and gifts 
are concerned. 

At Brown, at least, that trend was 
somewhat reversed this summer with the 
announcement of a $750,000 gift from the 
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the es- 
tablishment of a professorship in the hu- 
manities. 

In acknowledging the gift. President 
Hornig said that careful consideration will 
be given immediately to determine who will 
fill the distinguished Andrew W. Mellon 
Foundation Chair in the Humanities. 

"The emphasis in the selection," Mr. 
Hornig said, "will be on academic and 
scholarly achievements. Brown historically 
has been built around the liberal arts and, 
particularly, the humanities. Therefore, it is 
especially important at this time that we 
continue to strengthen them. The addition 
of the Andrew W, Mellon Chair provides a 
significant impetus to the humanities at 
this critical juncture." 

According to Richard Salomon '32, na- 
tional chairman of the Program for the 
Seventies, the Mellon gift took the cam- 
paign total over the $16 million mark. 

"A gift of this sort from such a Foun- 
dation has to be considered a vote of confi- 
dence in the University on the part of peo- 
ple who have considerable expertise in 
judging the quality of academic institu- 



tions," Salomon said. 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 
with offices in New York City, is one of the 
largest general-purpose foundations in the 
country. It was established two years ago 
as an outgrowth of two previously inde- 
pendent Foundations, the Avalon Founda- 
tion, established by Mrs. Ailsa Mellon 
Bruce, and the Old Dominion Foundation, 
established by her brother, Paul Mellon. 
Both are children of the late Andrew W. 
Mellon, Pittsburgh financier who served as 
Secretary of the Treasury from 1921 to 
1932. 

'The closest thing Brown has 
to a pep organization' 

Returning alumni may have been sur- 
prised to find the University Band playing 
on several occasions during Commencement 
weekend: it usually doesn't. They may be 
more surprised to know that the band has a 
woman president, the first in its history. 

She is Barbara Jeremiah '73 of Allison 
Park, Pa., a bass clarinetist who is the 
former business manager of the group. She 
became president, she told the Providence 
Evening Bulletin recently, because "I was 
really the only officer who would be back 
this year who knew anything about run- 
ning the band. I ran unopposed." 

The performances during Commence- 
ment showed alumni another side of the 
free-wheeling marching unit sometimes 
noted most for its ability to irritate them 
at football games. It's still free-wheeling, 
as a matter of fact, and it undoubtedly will 
still offend some adults. But, Barbara told 
the Bulletin, "Our music has really im- 
proved since I've been here. The marching 
has improved, too." 

She concedes that there was room for 
improvement. "We couldn't march out in 
straight lines," she says. "We can do it 
now." 

The new president says the members 
are not particularly interested in the 
precision marching featured by many col- 
lege bands. That type of marching, she 
says, is just too mechanical and not enough 
fun, although she concedes it is perhaps 
nice to watch. So the Brown band comes up 
with formations that sometimes resemble a 
big blob. "We've had a few of those," she 
admits. 

The band prefers spoofs and subtleties, 
and it is that aspect of their performance 
which most often enrages alumni and keeps 
the dean's office, which passes on each half- 
time performance, on its toes. Several band 
members began working on this fall's shows 
last spring — "so we would have more time 
to fight with the dean's office," she says. 

A few years ago, the band had fallen 
on hard times. It was at that point that 
membership was opened to women. There 
are now more than a dozen female members 



and the male membership has almost 
doubled since the coeds arrived. 

The new president is a political science 
major who hopes to attend law school. In 
the meantime, much of her time concerns 
100 musicians and ways to continue to 
bring the band together as a unit (one Sat- 
urday last spring, the members painted the 
band room). It is this, she feels, which is in 
a large measure responsible for the im- 
proved quality of the band's performances. 
She also keeps a wary eye on the student 
activities funds which support the band: 
"We tend to run out of money before the 
end of the year." And she will continue 
to disagree respectfully with disgruntled 
alumni. 

"We're the closest thing Brown has to 
any sort of pep organization," she says — 
and anyone who has ever attended a hockey 
game at Meehan Auditorium wont dispute 
that statement. "We're students and we're 
performing for students, not the alumni." 

Barbara Jeremiah: The students come first. 




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'YouVe been president a year. . / 

An interview with Donald F. Hornig 



When Donald F. Hornig accepted 
the invitation to he Brown's 
14th president in March, 1970, he 
said at the time: 

"My father has told me my de- 
cision is distinctly irrational. The ir- 
rational part of it is that I just plain 
have a simple affection for Brown, 
and in that sense my decision is tied 
directly to this University. But it 
goes beyond that. The next decade is 
going to be one of change and uni- 
versities are at a pivotal point. . . . 
In visits to the campus, I have ob- 
served growth and expansion. A lot 
of the things we dreamed about when 
I was teaching here have been done. 
Brown has continued the eiwlution 
from a good Nczv England college to 
a major university. This is tender 
ground, but before President Wris- 
ton. Brown was more college than 
university. What I have perceived 
from the outside is steady growth and 
increasing maturity — there is just a 
succession of good and interesting 
experiments and an air of excitement 
as one sees it from the outside and 
talks to people at Broivn. 

"I believe that a college presi- 
dency is a very important job to do, 
and I believe Brown is the place to 
do it." 

To find out how he feels about 
Brown — and his job — 18 months 
later, the editors of the BAM inter- 
viewed him at his Little Compton 
home last month. Some of what he 
said during a two-hour, tape-recorded 
session follows. 



After 15 months, some 
general impressions 

You've been president some 15 
months. What are your general im- 
pressions? 

They are not particularly differ- 
ent from what I anticipated when I de- 
cided to come back, so I'm still happy 
with my decision. I'd make it again. 
Brown appealed to me because it's an 
almost ideal compromise between a 
good teaching college and the re- 
search university — it probably strad- 
dles that line better than any place I 
know. . . . I've always felt that the 
undergraduates get a better deal at 
Brown than at any university I've 
been associated with, because it has 
the close attention to teaching that is 
characteristic of a college and it has, 
on the other hand, the library and 
laboratory resources and a really top- 
notch faculty. . . . The year was a 
lot more sober and constructive than 
I would have expected in March of 
1970 and surely than I expected at 
this time a year ago. ... I told the 
Corporation when I took the job that 
Brown was a very good university 
with the potential of becoming a 
great university. I reassert that today, 
but I think the struggle is going to be 
a little harder than I anticipated. 

Put differently, I think the finan- 
cial problems which I knew about 
when I came look a little bigger than 
they did before I started, but I don't 
think they are insoluble. ... I am 
very favorably impressed with the 



students. They are different from the 
students I knew [at Brown in the 
1950s], but I've come to realize they 
are kids with very high talent. 



The financial crisis: 
More belt-tightening 

You referred to the financial situation. 
We had a $4 million-plus deficit in 
the year just ended. How does the 
future look financially? 

The deficit last year was about 
$4 million; this year it will be about 
$2.4 million, so we'll just have to con- 
tinue to tighten our belts all around. 
Perhaps defer maintenance on some 
things, cut down on services. We will 
have to make some deeper cuts in 
luxuries and frills — if we can find 
any. We are going to have to find 
things that are less essential than 
others. On the other hand, I think 
there is reason to believe we can be 
more successful than we have been 
at raising funds. Brown's been very 
well supported, but I believe we can 
do better, particularly with founda- 
tions; this $750,000 gift we have just 
received from the Mellon Foundation 
[see Under the Elms] is a heartening 
first sign of success. ... I'd say 
that to close the gap [between in- 
come and expense] if we didn't de- 
velop more support would be rough 
but possible. But some combination 
of more support from government 
and foundations and hopefully from 
alumni and friends, together with ad- 
ministrative economies, should put us 
on an even keel in about two more 
years. 



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Planning how to use 
the Bryant campus 

What elfect will the financial situa- 
tion have on the use of tJie Bryant 
campus? 

We have rehabilitated all the 
Bn'ant dormitories this summer, so 
that some 400 people will be living 
there during the coming year. That 
was all done within the current 
budget restriction. And we don't ac- 
quire the rest of the Bryant campus 
until next spring. . . . Right' now, 
we are in the midst of intensive plan- 
ning for the use of the buildings 
there. There are a number of class- 
room buildings and we have a num- 
ber of departments — English, politi- 
cal sciences, geology, and others 
which are dreadfully crowded, so we 
will surely move some. But I don't 
know which yet. No one wants to 
move out — till there is an overall 
plan. . . . The Bryant buildings are 
in pretty good shape, so the reno- 
vation costs shouldn't be very high. 
In the long run, that campus has to 
be integrated with our present cam- 
pus. Some of the older buildings will 
undoubtedly come down to create 
free spaces. Some of our new build- 
ings will go into that area, but that is 
all beyond the time of the present 
financial problem. 



Wearing time of decision 
on the medical program 

Closely related to the financial prob- 
lem is the question of expanding the 
present medical program to an M.D.- 
granting program. Are there any new 
developments there? What are the 
possibilities for state aid and for ex- 
panded Federal aid? 

As you know, more than half the 
budget of the present medical pro- 
gram comes from the Federal govern- 
ment. And a large amount of Federal 
aid, mostly for research support, is a 
certainty. In our discussions about 
the cost of expanding to a seven-year. 



M.D. -granting program, several fig- 
ures have been used when we talked 
about how much additional income 
Brown would need. The present fig- 
ure seems to be about $1.5 million. 
I've used $2 million on various occa- 
sions, because that reflects my own 
conservatism. Anyway, a Federal bill 
which will provide some educational 
assistance would seem a certainty. 

The Administration has a bill 
which would provide $1,500 per stu- 
dent through the last four years. 
Since we estimate 200 students in the 
last four years of the program, that 
would amount to about $300,000. The 
Senate has passed a bill which pro- 
vides $4,500 per student. That would 
bring us almost a million dollars, so 
that looks very good. That bill is in 
Senate-House conference, and many 
people are guessing that what will 
come out is a figure of about $3,000 
per student, which would mean 
$600,000 for Brown. There are also 
in the bill various titles which would 
provide support for innovative pro- 
grams, for expansion programs, etc., 
so our present guess is that perhaps 
$750,000 of additional educational 
aid will be forthcoming from the Fed- 
eral government. 

Now, a very f arsighted bill by 
Senator [Claiborne] Pell [of Rhode 
Island] which has passed the Senate 
provides money to cover some of the 
costs involved in changing from a 
two-year to a four-year medical 
program. This bill would provide, in 
addition to the funds I have just 
mentioned, about $2.5 million over a 
period of five years. But this bill has 
not been enacted by the House. And 
there must also be an appropriation 
bill. The present bill is only an au- 
thorization bill. So I don't think any- 
body had better start counting any 
of these chickens. But the earlier bill 
I mentioned is an appropriation bill. 

I have said in the past that the ad- 
ditional money for a medical program 
must be divided roughly one-third 
from the Federal government, one- 
third from the state of Rhode Island, 
and one-third from private fund rais- 
ing. So that means raising, roughly. 



$750,000 a year privately. That's 
hard, but not undoable. Another way 
of putting it is that the figure repre- 
sents the income from $15 million in 
endowment. Again that is not an un- 
reasonable amount to look for from 
foundations and elsewhere. We are 
fortunate, incidentally, in that we 
don't need any new buildings. 

So that leaves the state, and I 
just don't know about the state. The 
Governor has endorsed a medical pro- 
gram in principle. The Rhode Island 
Medical Society has endorsed it. Blue 
Cross, originally very dubious, un- 
derstands better what's involved. But 
we simply can't expand without state 
assistance. There's another reason [for 
state assistance]. The general feeling 
in Federal agencies is that unless 
there is a local contribution, there 
should be no Federal contribution. It 
may be that state aid of the order of 
$750,000 may have to be built up 
over a period of several years. I think 
there is a reasonable chance next year 
of getting state assistance established 
at least in principle. I doubt that the 
state will be willing now to appro- 
priate anything like the full amount 
of money I discussed. . . . 

We must make a decision on the 
medical program before the end of the 
budget cycle this academic year. The 
thing we can't do is sit in a no man's 
land. The hospitals are making ap- 
pointments on the assumption that 
there will be a 4-year medical pro- 
gram. So I think the time of decision 
is going to be late winter or very 
early spring. 



Will the University 
continue to grow? 

Brown's student body has been grow- 
ing gradually for the past decade. Is 
there any built-in virtue for constant 
growth for institutions such as 
Brown? 

The only way you can offer di- 
versity of opportunity is to grow. In 
that respect you always gain. As you 



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grow, you can offer more programs 
(in drama, music, and cinematog- 
raphy, for example), more fields of 
specialization, more languages, more 
fields of literature. Growth offers you 
the chance to give every student more 
diversity of educational opportunity. 
The thing you lose eventually is the 
sense of community. For economic 
reasons, a college with fewer than 
1,000 students is probably not viable 
any more. But at the schools with 
20,000 students, the communication 
problem has gotten out of hand. Some- 
where in between is the best size, and 
I'd characterize our policy as one of 
feeling our way along. So far, al- 
though people here are concerned 
about the problem of community, the 
overall pressure from both students 
and faculty is for still more varieties 
of activities. . . . I've seen or heard 
of no plan that projects more than 
5,000 undergraduate students. 



Housing: Top priority in 
the Program for the '70s 

Housing is a common topic among 
the students. What can you tell us 
about plans in that area? 

There's a real problem there, and 
it bears on the deficit. It happens that 
we could improve the economy of the 
University by increasing our size 
some. I don't think that should be the 
determining factor on size, but some 
of our financial people argue for 
growth for this reason. But we are 
saturated in our housing now, so 
student residences are really top pri- 
ority in our Program for the Seven- 
ties. We'll just have to build in the 
next year residences for about 200 
more students. There are tentative 
plans for apartments which might 
take care of some now living off- 
campus, particularly junior faculty 
and graduate students. These would 
be self-amortizing and would pay for 
themselves. . . . 

At the present time, about 500 
students have permission to live off- 
campus. There are a couple of hun- 
dred commuters, and about 3,600 



living on campus. So we need more 
dormitories. If the 200 I mentioned 
[above] were to live farther away 
from the campus in apartments, I 
don't think it would change the char- 
acter of the University much. But if 
you have successive 200s doing that, 
you do change the character. So we 
are working on a number of possible 
solutions. There are more than 
enough students who want to live 
off-campus; the 500 is a heavy re- 
straint. There are a few students who 
feel strongly about our pressure on 
Fox Point, but there are about ten 
times more who would like to get off 
campus and rent apartments. 



Bond Bread Site: Brown 
is not developing it 

Speaking of fox Point, xohat exactly 
are the new plans for the Bond Bread 
site! 

Let me be perfectly clear about 
the Bond Bread site because [much of 
what has been written] was just so 
much nonsense. The point is that the 
University is not developing the Bond 
Bread site. Brown has offered to sell 
the Bond Bread site to Edward Sulz- 
berger '29, who is a developer and 
who has made plans for the site. 
Those plans are satisfactory to the 
Providence Redevelopment Author- 
ity. We have said — and I recently 
reiterated this in a letter to the Fox 
Point Residents Association — that we 
won't go through with the sale if his 
plans for the site aren't also accept- 
able to the community. So the simple 
answer is that Brown has no plans 
for the development of the Bond 
Bread site and we don't expect to put 
anything together. 



Admissions: Not likely 
to set quotas for women 

Last spring there was a great deal of 
talk about equal admission of men 
and women as undergraduates. Some 
of our readers will be eager to knoiv 
what's planned in that regard. 

At the moment, there is no plan. 
If I had to prognosticate for the fu- 
ture, I would guess something like 
this: Presently, the ratio of men and 
women admitted is almost exactly 
in proportion to applicants. And I 
wouldn't be at all surprised if it stays 
that way. ... I don't think anything 
is going to change overnight. At the 
moment, we receive about 2,500 ap- 
plications from women, and 8,200 
from men. . . . There is a faculty 
committee studying the question, and 
there should be some answers to the 
admission questions during the year. 
... I don't think we are going to set 
any quotas for women. 



Tenure: 'You're giving 
a man a 30- year promise' 

There was also a lot of talk last 
spring about a tenure crisis. Some 
junior faculty seem to be afraid there 
is one. Is there? 

This is a real problem, but not 
a new problem really. It's been ob- 
scured at Brown because the Uni- 
versity has gone through a ten-year 
period of great internal expansion. 
Look at it this way: If, roughly 
speaking, the University continues at 
approximately its present size, and 
if people stay on tenure for 30 years, 
that means that each year you can 
hire one-thirtieth of the tenured fac- 
ulty. Say about 3 per cent. You can 
do a little more arithmetic and say 
that if you can hire one-thirtieth of 
the tenured faculty each year, then 
people who stay here for five years 
— the typical probationary period for 
a junior person — would have one 



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chance in five of getting a tenure ap- 
pointment. 

That's the way it's always been. 
Now the reason it looks like a crisis 
is this: Between 1960 and 1970, 
Brown doubled the size of its faculty. 
When you do that, there are lots of 
jobs available. Now all at once we've 
said that we can't go on doubling the 
faculty every ten years. It has nothing 
to do with the present financial crisis; 
it is just that patently the University 
cannot continue to expand that way. 

There is another angle which 
adds to the problem. One of the con- 
sequences of our rapid growth is that 
a very large proportion of our faculty 
is young; I think about two-thirds 
of our tenured faculty are under 50. 

Universities could avert this 
problem for junior faculty by doing 
as some industries do — only hire 
somebody in the first place who 
would have a fair probability of hav- 
ing a permanent job. Now all that 
would really mean is that we would 
hire only a fifth as many people. I 
think this is something that people 
with new Ph.D.s are going to have 
to think about. Would they rather 
have a fifth of a chance of a tenured 
position at Brown but have five years 
here while that gets decided; or 
would they rather that four or five of 
them get ruled out without ever com- 
ing here at all? 

Some junior faculty who are deeply 
involved with the new curriculum say 
that such things as independent stud- 
ies sponsorship takes a great deal 
more time than preparing for an indi- 
vidual course. This cuts greatly into 
their time for research and publishing; 
therefore, if tenure appointments he- 
come tighter and greater emphasis is 
placed on research and publishing, 
those whose greatest efforts are in 
teaching will suffer. 

I will have to answer in two 
parts. Tenure appointments will be- 
come tighter; there is just no escape 
from that. On the question of bal- 
ance between scholarship and teach- 
ing, my own feeling is that all faculty 



appointments have to be both good 
scholars and good teachers. . . . All 
I can say is we do our very darndest 
to look at the potential of the whole 
man. The real question, when you 
make an appointment to tenure, is 
not as narrow as how much the man 
has published or how enthusiastic a 
teacher he may be. The thing you 
struggle with when you make a ten- 
ure appointment is that you're giving 
a man a 30-year promise. Faculty 
members sometimes underestimate 
how many sleepless nights and how 
much pain and soul-searching their 
colleagues go through over them. For 
the real question is, what will a fac- 
ulty member be like 15 years from 
now? Very good teaching may be 
based on the fact that a man who is 
only 30 may empathize better with 
students than people who are 50. 
Everyone knows examples of faculty 
members who were great, enthusi- 
astic teachers when they were young, 
but who ended up really not having 
anything very original or unique to 
say when they were older. And this 
is how it ties to scholarship. You can 
have scholars who are dry as dust 
and never get near students, but the 
best of them — the kind we really like 
to get on the faculty — are people for 
whom scholarship is the thing that 
keeps them alive and makes them 
grow, so that they will be good teach- 
ers when they are 50 or 60. 

Would you change the tenure system 
if you could? 

Perhaps it ought to be recon- 
sidered some in its detail. Surely not 
in a fundamental way. One does 
need in a university a basic protec- 
tion for people to say what they 
think whether it offends me or our 
Corporation or a Senator McCarthy 
or the Providence Journal. It's abso- 
lutely essential that you provide the 
strongest kind of protection to peo- 
ple's freedom to say and teach what 
they think. 



The athletic complex: 
What is the situation? 

There's a question that presidents at 
Brown have been asked annually for 
several years now. What is the situa- 
tion on the athletic complex! 

The situation, to put it bluntly, 
is that a lot of people have not put 
their pocketbooks where their mouths 
are. That's the most central problem. 
What we will undoubtedly have to 
do is start on a part of it. Something 
in excess of a million dollars has 
been pledged. The Corporation has 
pledged a matching amount, so that 
means over $2 million is available. So 
one could say that with one very sub- 
stantial gift — say, three-quarters of a 
million, or several smaller gifts equal 
to that, we could be off and running 
on a piece of the complex, probably 
the pool, locker rooms, and offices. 



What can be done to open up 
the University to women? 

Speaking philosophically, what would 
you say ought to he done to open up 
the University, particularly at the 
faculty level, to women? 

I've given dozens of speeches 
where I've said that basically, the 
country wastes half its talent. The 
problem's a deep and difficult one, 
and I don't think there are any 
recipes. Brown alone can offer. I spent 
years, long before Women's Lib, try- 
ing to get girls to aspire for the pro- 
fessions. Unless a finite number of 
girls try, you can't do anything on the 
equal opportunity side. The girls say, 
quite correctly, that there is little in- 
centive to try when they know they 
will have such a rough time getting a 
job. So we have to push at both ends. 
What Brown can do primarily is in 
our own hiring to be sure that we 
go all out to actively look for talented 
women. 



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Excited about the new 
things that have happened' 

Let me answer a question you 
didn't ask. In the course of this year, 
I have been quite excited about all the 
new things that have been happening. 
It was quite exciting to see what's 
been happening to the art department 
while I've been away — to see the 
work of men such as Feldman, Fish- 
man, Fleishman, and Udvardy. It was 
quite exciting to see what has hap- 
pened to drama at Brown and to the 
English department, where people 
like John Hawkes are writing and 
getting published — men who are 
first-rate teachers, but who can com- 
pete in the outside literary world and 
therefore aren't purely academic 
writers. 

It is very exciting to me to see 
what has happened at the Brown 
Computer Center. We had a com- 
mittee of outside experts look at the 



Center this year and were thrilled to 
have them tell us that we have one 
of the three or four best computer 
set-ups in the country, a source of 
real strength. One of the important 
new developments is the way the 
computer is extending its influence to 
the whole of undergraduate educa- 
tion. I think it is in the process of be- 
coming as important to all of under- 
graduate education as the library. 
This year we will, by application 
through the dean's office, make it 
available generally to undergraduates. 
... I think the completion of the art 
building and the science library this 
fall are very exciting events for the 
University; they're both architec- 
turally stunning things. And we will 
within a few weeks begin building a 
new landscaped walkway from the 
Pembroke campus to the Brown cam- 
pus as part of our desire to function- 
ally and visually link both campuses 
much more closely. 



The merger: Getting 
ready to 'plan new futures' 

What about the merger? 

I'd say that so far it looks as if 
the merger is going as planned, no 
more difficulties than we anticipated. 
We still have to work out the staffing 
in some of the areas. . . . What I've 
considered to be the major advan- 
tages of the merger are still in the 
future. I'll count ourselves lucky if we 
come through this year as well as we 
have done in previous years — just be- 
cause of the mechanical problems of 
consolidating the merger. If no prob- 
lems develop, then we'll be ready to 
plan new futures. 



Uosis Juodvalkis 




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' I ' here was a time, well within living 

memory of many Rhode Island 
residents, when it was safe and pleas- 
ant to swim in the Pawtuxet River. 
Small boys with fishing poles were 
more likely to pull out fish than old 
tires or rusty beer cans. Now the 
most polluted stretch of the river 
looks more like oil than water, and 
the only organism that can survive is 
a mud-eating worm. 

This past summer 15 Brown stu- 
dents spent a good part of their time 
on the river conducting a National 
Science Foundation-sponsored survey 
to determine the extent and causes of 
the pollution. The survey, which was 
organized entirely by the students, 
encompassed the entire 20-mile length 
of the Pawtuxet, from its source at 
the Scituate Reservoir to its juncture 
with the Providence River. 

The ultimate goal of the survey, 
according to project director John 
Flaschen '72, is to prepare a report 
that would spell out what must be 
done to clean up the river. The NSF 
program which funded the study is 
aimed at training students in inter- 
disciplinary environmental research 
methods. 

Before applying for the grant, 
Flaschen and other students spoke 
with state officials to determine what 
kind of conservation research would 
be most useful. The students began 
meeting last fall to prepare a 40-page 
report detailing what they wanted to 
accomplish. The NSF awarded $14,- 
800 for the study. Brown contributed 
about $3,600 worth of computer 
time, plus laboratory space and equip- 
ment. John Imbrie, professor of geo- 
logical sciences, served as faculty ad- 
visor to the project. The Environ- 



mental Protection Agency in Need- 
ham, Mass., lent the students more 
equipment and gave them invaluable 
advice on the proper way to conduct 
a river study. 

"It was wonderful the way they 
opened up to us," says Flaschen. 
"Without their help, our results 
wouldn't have been worth much. At 
first, we were on the phone to them 
two or three times a day with ques- 
tions, and they gently let us know 
that some of the methods we had 
planned on using were 40 years out 
of date." 

According to Flaschen, directing 
the project taught him almost as 
much about administrative methods 
as about science. "When we got the 
grant," he says, "my idea was that 
we would simply put the money in 
the bank and write checks for what- 
ever we needed. I didn't even know 
that such things as purchase orders 
existed." Development officer Berton 
Hill '48 volunteered his services as 
unofficial consultant on the mysteries 
of administrative red tape. "After 
Bert explained it four or five times," 
says Flaschen, "we finally caught on." 

The students managed their proj- 
ect on a shoestring budget by borrow- 
ing the expensive equipment whenever 
possible. When they couldn't borrow, 
they invented and built it themselves. 
Flaschen and Hill both estimate that 
to have done the same river study 
with a professional staff would have 
cost at least $150,000. 

The study included chemical, 
physical, and biological surveys at 
many points along the river. The 
chemical tests of the river water were 
primarily aimed at measuring the dis- 
solved oxygen level because it is the 



most important factor in supporting 
water life. Tests were also conducted 
to measure the rate at which various 
pollutants remove dissolved oxygen 
from the water. 

The biological survey studied 
animals and organisms in the water 
to determine how they were affected 
by the deterioration of water quality 
as the river wends its way from its 
pure source to the mouth. 

The physical study involved tak- 
ing cross sections of the river at vari- 
ous points and measuring the temper- 
ature and rate of flow of the water. 

The final phase of the survey 
was a study of how sociological and 
economic factors influence the quality 
of the river water. The students in- 
terviewed about 25 industrial pol- 
luters along the river banks to find 
out how much of what they were 
dumping into the river. They also 
studied various public and private 
plans for river improvement and at- 
tempted a correlation of land prop- 
erty values and river pollution. 

All the data from the study is 
now in, and several of the students 
will soon begin working on a com- 
puter simulation or math model of 
the river. The model will correlate the 
accumulated data and will be able to 
predict exactly what changes would 
have to be made to support such uses 
as swimming or game fish at various 
points along the river. 

Once the data is analyzed and 
the report is complete, the students' 
most fervent hope is that it will be 
put to use by an activist group with 
the power to actually clean up the 
Pawtuxet and turn it into a living 
river again. A.B. 



How do you clean up a river? 

Someday swimming in the Pawtuxet may be fun again 



18 




For a couple of miles from the Pawtuxet River's source at the 
Scituate Reservoir to the first river bank polluter, a commer- 
cial laundry, the water is still pure enough to delight swim- 
mers and fishermen. Here Craig Taylor '72 and Ray Moriyasu 
'72 measure the width and depth of the river for the geologi- 
cal-biological survey. 



19 




Scott Briggs '73 samples for coliform bacteria, using an in- 
strument of his own invention. The coliform count is the most 
reliable indicator of the level of disease-carrying bacteria in 
the water. A count of 2,000 to 3,000 per 100 milliliters of wa- 
ter is considered the maximum for safe swimming. One day's 
sample at an especially polluted site on the Pawtuxet yielded 
a count of 27 million. 



20 




Ray Moriyasu operates an oxygen meter borrowed for the 
duration of the project from Rhode Island Junior College. He 
is conducting part of a 20-day biochemical oxygen demand 
test, which measures the rate of oxygen depletion over that 
period of time. 



21 




At a relatively clean and shallow section of the river, Nina Tiglio '73 and Scott Briggs are 
able to dispense with the canoe as they collect coliform samples. 



22 




Jean-Michel Weber, a Swiss student visiting John Flaschen 
for the summer, lent his services to the project. Here he proc- 
esses one of the 208 water samples collected for the dissolved 
oxygen test, using an automatic pipette designed and built by 
Flaschen. 



23 




The sudsy pollution rules out any chance for a swimming break as Craig Taylor measures 
the depth every five feet across this section of the river. 



Photographs by UOSIS JUODVALKI5 



24 







Members of the Pawtuxet River Study Project gather around 
their ever-present summer companions, the trusty canoe, the 
VW, and Cindy the dog. 



25 



How the College Edifice 

was built on a spot made for the Muses 

on the Inaccessible Mountain 



By Robert W. Kenny '2^ 



ON September 7, 1769 the Newport 
Mercury reported the celebration 
at Warren of the first Commencement 
"in the College of this Colony. Seven 
young men commenced Bachelors in the 
Arts." Then, as now, students were po- 
litically conscious and showed it, as did 
President James Manning, by wearing 
only clothing of colonial manufacture in 
protest against the unjust trade laws of 
the Mother Country. The speeches of 
the graduates breathed defiance of Great 
Britain and one young bachelor closed 
his oration with a defiant America Shall 
Be Free! 

On the morning of this First Com- 
mencement, the Corporation considered 
the report of its committee, appointed 
the previous year, to select a permanent 
site for the new college. Not surprisingly, 
the committee reported in favor of a Bris- 
tol County location in which Warren was 
situated. The Corporation accepted the 
report and then appointed still another 
committee to select a site. The fat was 
then in the fire. Kent County representa- 
tives from across Narragansett Bay, as 
well as the members from Newport and 
Providence, had been raising money for 
the college and they now asked the Cor- 
poration to call a special meeting later in 
the year to reconsider the whole question 
of location. Again the Corporation agreed 
and scheduled a meeting to be held in 
Newport in mid-November. 

Few of the Corporation members 
could have been very happy. Warren ob- 
viously had a very serious claim. It had 
housed the young college from the be- 
ginning and its hospitality, some thought, 
should be recognized. Furthermore, Pres- 
ident Manning was also the pastor of 
the Warren Baptist Church. Newport 
corporation members were strong for 
their town; it was the largest and wealth- 
iest community in the colony and beauti- 
fully located. The Newport Mercury ex- 



tolled the easy communication Newport 
had by water with the western and 
southern colonies, and pointed out that 
the Redwood Library "may be allowed 
the Pupils under the discreet Care of the 
President and the Tutors." 

Kent County advocates urged the 
advantages of East Greenwich. It was 
pleasantly located, on a good road free 
from ferries; it had a Baptist and a 
Quaker Meeting House and also a Sepa- 
ratist Church only three miles away. 
Providence, they claimed, was too large, 
"as Institutions of this kind have been 
found by Experience not to prosper in 
popular (sic) Towns." It soon became 
clear that whichever town was selected 
some of the Corporation members would 
suffer, temporarily at least, a lack of 
public esteem in their disregarded com- 
munities. This apprehension may well 
have been in mind when at the meeting 
on November 16 in Newport the vote 
was: 

that the College Edifice be at Providence 
but that Nevertheless the Committee 
who shall he appointed to carry on the 
Building do not proceed to procure any 
other materials for the same, excepting 
such as may easily be transported to any 
other place, should another hereafter be 
thought better, until further Orders of 
the Corporation; if such orders be given 
before the first day of January next. And 
that in case any Subscription be raised 
in the County of Newport, or any other 
County, equal or superior to any now 
offered; or that shall then be offered, 
and the Corporation be called in conse- 
quence thereof, that then the Vote for 
fixing the Edifice shall not be esteemed 
binding; but so that the Corporation 
may fix the Edifice in any other place in 
case they shall think proper. 

The advocates of Providence must 
have realized that the November vote of 
the Corporation had a disturbingly pro- 



visional quality about it. The reference 
to further subscriptions from the County 
of Newport indicated where the greatest 
threat might well be. The two other 
communities, Warren and East Green- 
wich, smaller and less affluent, were 
really out of the running. Their efforts, 
as Chancellor Stephen Hopkins wrote, 
were "altogether inadequate to the de- 
sign in hand." Moses Brown, John Cole, 
and Hayward Smith had been chosen "at 
a meeting of the principal inhabitants of 
the town" to represent Providence at the 
November meeting of the Corporation in 
Newport. Following this meeting, these 
three, with a greatly augmented commit- 
tee, carried on an energetic money rais- 
ing campaign not only in Providence but 
in the outlying towns to the north and 
west, Cumberland, Glocester, and Scitu- 
ate. 

Local pride was used to stimulate 
contributions in money, materials, or la- 
bor for the Edifice. In 1768 Stephen Hop- 
kins had written: "We first with grief 
observed the very little progress of the 
unconditional subscriptions — and that 
there was very little hope, within any 
reasonable time, that a sum in any de- 
gree equal to erect a building which 
might be tolerably decent and useful 
would be obtained." Far more could be 
raised in Providence for a building to be 
built in Providence than for a building 
elsewhere in the colony, although by 
February 17, 1769, Nicholas Brown had 
obtained 62 unconditional pledges in 
Providence amounting to a bit over 400£ 
and unnamed solicitors had also ob- 
tained pledges of another 400£. Moses 
Brown's solicitation book, however, is 
headed : 

The FoUoiving Subscriptions are on 
condition that the College Edifice be 
Erected in the Town of Providence, or 
Otherwise to be void. 



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The similarity between Nassau Hall and "the College Edifice" is apparent 
on this cover from the program of the 1956 Brouyn-Princeton game. 




SIN 3 3 OS 



ixaiHxv MoxaojsiiH 



The Corporation having given no 
notice of a further meeting, Joseph 
Brown, chairman, presumably, of the 
architectural committee, Jonathan Mam- 
mon, chief of the contracting carpenters, 
and Zephaniah Andrews, a bidder for 
half of the brick and stone work, made 
a trip on January 1, 1770, from Provi- 
dence to Cambridge to view the recently 
completed Mollis Hall (1762-t>3), whose 
design in part had been influenced by 
Nassau Mall at the College of New Jer- 
sey at Princeton. By January 9 this com- 
mittee presented a comprehensive "Cal- 
culation of the Expense in Building a 
College on the Hill near the Prisbetear- 
ing Meeting House." This document, 
most vital to the Providence case, is 
among the more than 500 others in the 
Brown papers which enabled the late Dr. 
Lawrence C. Wroth, librarian emeritus 
of the John Carter Brown Library, to 
trace the history of the growth of the 
building. 

The Providence Gazette of January 
13 published an advertisement by Nicho- 
las Brown and Co. for nail makers, 
urging them to apply at either Provi- 
dence or at Hope Furnace, Scituate. The 
company, as expense accounts show, 
supplied all of the nails for the building. 
The same issue had a notice signed by 
Stephen Hopkins and John Brown re- 
questing those who had pledged or might 
pledge materials in lieu of money "to 
give us, as soon as they possibly can (as 
the Season is far advanced), an Account 
of such Materials fit for the Building, as 
they would choose to furnish in Lieu of 
their Subscriptions. . . ." 

Affairs seemed to be moving briskly 
. forward. Then the other shoe 
dropped. On the same day that the adver- 
tisements appeared, the Corporation met 
in Warren. The result of that meeting 
was the notice which appeared in the 
Providence Gazette on January 27, 1770, 
although the unwelcome news must have 
been known in Providence the day of 
the Corporation meeting. 

WHEREAS the County of Newport 
has raised a larger sum than any that has 
yet been offered to the CORPORATION 
of the COLLEGE in this Colony, to be 
paid to the Treasurer, upon Condition 
that the COLLEGE EDIFICE be erected 
in the Town of Newport; This is there- 
fore to notify the MEMBERS of said 
Corporation to meet together at Warren, 
on Wednesday the 7th day of February 
next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, to 



take into Consideration and Proposals 
tJiat may be made for placing the COL- 
LEGE EDIFICE, and to transact any 
other necessary business. At which Time 
and Place, the Persons concerned in pro- 
curing Subscriptions are desired to at- 
tend, by themselves or their Committees. 

The Providence position was that if 
the decision of the Corporation of No- 
vember 16 was not rescinded by Janu- 
ary 1, 1770, Providence was assured that 
the Edifice would be built there. This too 
was the opinion of President Manning 
who wrote on February 8, 1770 to his 
friend, Hezekiah Smith: 

"/ was greatly censured by the peo- 
ple in Newport for not joining to call a 
meeting about the first of January, and 
a great noise was made because I would 
not act contrary to an express vote of 
the Corporation at the meeting of the 
16th of November." 

Newport pressure, however, forced 
the meeting. 

Providence responded to the chal- 
lenge; the drive for subscriptions was in- 
tensified and a climactic meeting was 
advertised (for February 5) in a broad- 
side distributed throughout Providence 
and the surrounding towns. The original 
committee of three, Moses Brown, John 
Cole, and Hayward Smith, was enlarged 
to include many citizens of means and 
reputation. Names long familiar in 
Rhode Island history are to be found on 
the enlarged committee: Darius Sessions, 
John Andrews, Joseph Nash, David Har- 
ris, Daniel Tillinghast, John Jenckes, 
Amos Atwell, Joseph Bucklin, Jeremiah 
Whipple, and Knight Dexter. 

This last great effort resulted in ad- 
ditional pledges of 226£. One of the 
printed subscription lists is headed: "The 
following subscriptions are in addition 
to our former one." Heading this list is 
Moses Brown, "Forty Pounds Lawful 
Money." (This brought his total sub- 
scription to 200£ equaling the gifts of 
each of his brothers John, Joseph, and 
Nicholas.) Moses' name is followed by 
26 others who also increased their origi- 
nal subscriptions. Thus reenforced the 
Providence delegation went to Warren 
to oppose their claims against those of 
the city by the sea. 

At this time it is hard to discover 
whether the attitude of the Corporation 
was one of calculated or inept vacilla- 
tion. In either case, it resulted in Provi- 
dence and Newport strenuously raising 



funds and the total of subscriptions 
grew. The bidding, for bidding it cer- 
tainly was, opened at the February 7 
meeting when Moses Brown announced 
for Providence subscriptions of 4,175£, 
including 800£ in unconditional sub- 
scriptions. The contest is best described 
by him. 

"At length Henry Ward took me 
out towards the door and declared there 
was all they had, and that they had no 
Orders to go any higher & proposed if 
we would not lodge any further sub- 
scriptions they would lay down their pa- 
pers & proceed to trial accordingly, 
we agreed. Wm. Ellery then lodged the 
papers before held and would not deliver 
to anybody — when we came to foot our 
sums, we had about 226£ more than 
theirs, ours being 4,17 5£. Hereupon they 
delayed by many evasions proceeding to 
business and insisted for adjournment to 
dinner, after which the meeting met and 
after waiting % of an hour Samuel 
Ward, Doct. Babcock, H. Ward & I came 
in and presented a security for their un- 
conditional Subscription ivhich they said 
was 508£, 14s and a Bond for 500£ more. 
All this time no subscriptions was pro- 
duced they alledging they had left them 
at home and none was finally produced. 
By this last bond they exceeded our sub- 
scriptions, land and all by 385£." 

The bidding continued, however. 
Moses' account resumes. 

"Whereupon it was thought advis- 
able to lodge the last subscription we 
had to be made use of upon this occasion 
amounting to 226£ [the amount of the 
pledges obtained at the Providence meet- 
ing of February 5]." 

The 226£ was not enough; Newport 
still led by 158£. But the game was not 
yet over. "The Calculation of the Expense 
in Building a College" was a very de- 
tailed document. The Committee had 
done their work well. The Calculation 
contained full and specific estimates of 
the quantities and costs of materials: 
timber, stone, lime, bricks, nails, etc. 
Using this Calculation, Moses Brown 
presented "An Account of what the Col- 
lege will Cost more if Built in Newport 
than in Providence." Moses Brown has 
the last word. 

"We presented a calculation in the 
arguments of the amount of the building 
if at Newport more than at Providence, 



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amounting to more than 574£ LM. 
which we insisted should be added to 
ours which leaves a ballance in our favor 
of 413£." 

The Corporation then voted 21 to 
14 to sustain their vote of November 16. 
"It is therefore Resolved that the said 
Edifice be built in the town of Providence 
and there be continued forever." There 
was considerable hard feeling in New- 
port at the Corporation's decision. Man- 
ning in a letter wrote: "You asked me in 
your last whether it had not raised a 
Party in the Govt. I answer no, but it 
warmed up the old one something con- 
siderable." 

Moses Brown's presentation of the 
differential between construction costs 
at Newport and Providence was decisive 
but has not been sufficiently emphasized. 
Dr. Wroth believed. The idea prevailed 
for years that the Corporation suc- 
cumbed to the intense political, religious, 
and sectarian pressures applied by those 
favoring Providence. Although Provi- 
dence was only about half as big and 
nowhere near as wealthy as Newport, it 
was steadily growing in population and 
wealth and did have an undoubted ad- 
vantage of location insofar as building 
costs were concerned. 

The chief sources of lumber in the 
Colony were in Smithfield and Cumber- 
land. Lumber of all sizes could be carted 
to Providence far more cheaply than it 
could be hauled to dockside in Provi- 
dence, loaded aboard lighter or barge, 
transported to Newport, unloaded and 
hauled to a building site. Nails and iron 
mongery were close at hand in Provi- 
dence : Hope Furnace in Scituate, oper- 
ated by Nicholas Brown and Co., sup- 
plied all the metal used in the building. 
Stone and brick costs were about even, 
but lime was necessary and in nearby 
Smithfield, Cumberland, and Johnston 
were nine limestone quarries and kilns. 

From the close proximity to the 
kilns the Building Committee could pur- 
chase lime at 15s per hogshead with a 
rebate for the returnable hogsheads. The 
big saving was again in transport; nearly 
50£ in freight charges was saved on the 
transport of lime if shipped to Provi- 
dence rather than Newport. All of these 
savings from "lying handy to the ma- 
terials." Finally, and no inconsiderable 
item, wages for common laborers, ma- 
sons, and carpenters were figured as 6d 
per day cheaper in Providence than in 



Newport, as living costs, provisions and 
firewood, were dearer in Newport. Esti- 
mating 8,200 days of work, Moses fig- 
ured a labor saving of 205£. 

Construction was to start promptly, 
but not before one more confron- 
tation. This time it was not town versus 
town but neighborhood versus neighbor- 
hood : in Providence the Neck or the East 
Side against the West or Weybosset side 
across the Salt or Providence River. On 
February 6, just two days before the 
Corporation meeting in Warren to settle 
the location controversy, a sincere and 
influential group of citizens on the Wey- 
bosset side presented a Memorial to the 
Committee on the Site suggesting a spe- 
cific piece of land as "the most suitable 
of any that can be found." The Memorial 
is forthright in its opposition to the se- 
lection of "an inaccessible Mountain" on 
the east side of the river. 

The Committee doubtless gave the 
Weybosset site due consideration; a con- 
siderable number of the early Providence 
subscriptions had come from Weybosset 
residents, and attached to the Memorial 
were pledges of a bit more than 340£ in 
additional subscriptions to be applied to 
purchasing four acres of land from John 
Mathewson on the west side of Weybos- 
sett Bridge "near the house where George 
Rounds now liveth." 

The Memorial mentioned the greater 
cheapness of construction on the Wey- 
bosset site for not having to haul ma- 
terials up the "inaccessible Mountain", 
a perfectly valid point which two cen- 
turies of operation since have doubtless 
proved. The Weybosset proposals were 
not completely logical, however. Speak- 
ing of their site they had written: 

The Students in this place, altho 
they will he near enough to the compact 
part of the Town to receive every Ac- 
commodation and Easement that may he 
needed, will nevertheless be removed 
from the Interruptions that the Noise, 
Clamour, and Bustle of Business must 
give them, upon a nearer Situation. 

The Wisdom of all ages hath con- 
sulted (sic) a retired Situation for Acad- 
emies, Schools and Places of Learning 
as most proper for Study. 

If it be said that the other Place pro- 
posed is retired, it may be answered, that 
it is very near the Center of Business, 
where there is universal Resort, and a 
few Steps will carry the Students into 
the midst of Tumult, and will greatly di- 
vert their minds from Study. 



The Weybosset Memorialists seem 
inconsistent in complaining about the in- 
accessibility of the mountain top site 
while maintaining that it lay too close 
to the "Center of Business" and that a 
"few Steps (would) carry the Students 
into the midst of Tumult and greatly di- 
vert their minds from Study." With 
20-20 hindsight we now think that the 
Weybosset Memorialists did not know 
the meaning of tumult. Imagine Univer- 
sity Hall erected somewhere on Wey- 
bosset Street facing the Outlet Depart- 
ment Store and handy to Loew's State 
Theater. The University has been spared 
much by its site. But for the prescience 
or luck of the Committee on the Site, 
Brown's ambience might be that of Har- 
vard Square, or Chapel Street in New 
Haven. 

The Committee on the Site reported 
to the Committee Building the Coledge 
on March 26, 1770 and stated that they 
"had viewed all the places proposed by 
the Gentlemen of the town of Providence 
& heard there Debates thereon, are of 
opinion that the Best Place for Erecting 
the Buildg is on the Hill Eastward of 
the Prisperterian Meeting House being 
Land lately belonging to Saml Venner 
of Cranston & Capt. Oliver Bowen of 
Providence — the Quantity Eight Acres." 

The land had been part of the home 
lot of Chad Brown, the first Baptist elder 
in the Colony and a companion of Roger 
Williams in the settlement of Providence. 
It seems to have been a pious wish of 
Moses and John Brown to have the Col- 
lege Edifice built on the original family 
holding in the town. Accordingly they 
purchased the land, then deeded it to 
the Corporation with the understanding 
that its cost, $330, would be credited to- 
wards the 400£ the brothers had sub- 
scribed to the building fund. 

President Manning's confidence that 
Nicholas Brown and his colleagues 
would start building promptly was justi- 
fied. The freshman, Solomon Drowne, in 
his diary for Tuesday, March 27, 1770, 
wrote: "This day they began to dig the 
Cellar for the College." This was the day 
after the selection of the site atop what 
is now College Hill. The Rev. Morgan 
Edwards, a Baptist clergyman from Phil- 
adelphia, and an effective fund raiser for 
the college in England and Ireland, de- 
scribed the site as "commanding a pros- 
pect of the town of Providence below, 
of the Narragansett Bay and the islands 



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and of an extensive country, variegated 
with hills and dales, woods and plains. 
Surely this spot was made for the Muses." 

To the vicinity of this spot made 
for the Muses came in May 1770 Presi- 
dent Manning, David Howell, the lone 
professor, and the students. John How- 
land in his reminiscences wrote: "On Dr. 
Manning's taking up his abode here he 
lived in the old house of Benjamin Bowen, 
which stood on a lot at the foot of Bowen 
Street. Mr. Howell was unmarried and 
boarded. The students boarded in private 
families for a dollar and a quarter a 
week. There they studied, and at certain 
hours met in one of the chambers of the 
old brick school house with the officers 
of instruction." (Actually the old brick 
school house was built in 1768 in Gaol 
Lane, now Meeting Street. Howland 
wrote many years later.) The building 
today is fittingly enough the home of 
the Providence Preservation Society. 

What was the College Edifice to be 
like? The first plan was modest, unlike 
what seems to be the current architec- 
tural practice in which a plan is pre- 
sented whose cost will be out of all pro- 
portion to the money available for con- 
struction. I am but summarizing Dr. 
VVroth's research as I briefly indicate the 
various plans out of which the design 
for the Edifice evolved. 

• Plan 1— September 8, 1769. A 
single wing, three-story building 
66 feet in length. A wing of equal 
size was contemplated for the fu- 
ture, resulting in a structure 132 
feet wide and 38 feet deep. 

At the Corporation meeting on this 
date the Committee for Building was in- 
structed "to prepare a compleat Model 
according to the Report," and present it 
at the next meeting. A complete rather 
than a segmented building obviously was 
desired. 

• Plan 2— January 9, 1770. A build- 
ing of four stories, 150 feet in 
length by 44 feet in depth with an 
unbroken front. 

This plan was unacceptable. Dr. 
Wroth believed, because of the monoto- 
nous unbroken front. 

• Plan 3 — undated. A building 108 
feet long by 44 feet deep, with a 
central pavilion 34 feet in width 
and projecting 10 feet from each 
longitudinal wall. 

Despite more than 500 documents 
in the Brown papers about the construc- 
tion of the building, there is but one 
architectural drawing. This was executed 



by Silas Downer, a local scrivener, at the 
request of Stephen Hopkins, the chancel- 
lor. It is a plausible speculation whether 
the attractive feature of Plan 3, the pa- 
vilion, similar to Nassau Hall, was the 
suggestion of President Manning, who 
had been added to the Committee, or 
whether the monotony of the long front 
of Plan 2 induced Stephen Hopkins, pos- 
sibly abetted by Joseph Brown, to pro- 
duce the sketch showing the pavilion. 
Plan 3 was interesting but not adopted. 

• Plan 4. February 7-9, 1770. At 
this crucial Corporation Meeting when 
Providence was finally chosen as "the 
site of the College forever" the vote was 
That the College Edifice be built accord- 
ing to the following plan, viz. That the 
House be One hundred and fifty feet 
long and forty-six feet wide, with a pro- 
jection of Ten Feet on each side and that 
it be four Stories high. 

The Committee on the Model earned 
the thanks of posterity for altering the 
long unbroken facade of Plan 2 in favor 
of the central projection of Plan 3 which 
did so much to give balance and grace- 
ful proportion to the building we so ad- 
mire today. Plan 4 was for a building 
considerably larger than any of the oth- 
ers. Manning described it as elegant. 
Presumptuous might have been a more 
fitting word judging by the opinion of a 
writer in the Boston Gazette of July 27, 
1772, who wrote that the Corporation 
had built "a College near as large as 
Babel; sufficient to contain ten Times the 
Number of Students that ever have or 
ever will, oblige the Tutors of that popu- 
lar University with Opportunity of edu- 
cating or instructing them." 

There is no doubt of the kinship of 
"Old Brick" or "Old College," as 
nineteenth century Brunonians called the 
College Edifice, with Nassau Hall. Presi- 
dent Manning in a letter to Hezekiah 
Smith, four days after the location had 
been selected, wrote: "The College Edi- 
fice is to be on the same plan as that of 
Princeton." Nassau Hall had been built 
during 1754-55 and Manning was fa- 
miliar with its detail, having lived there 
as an undergraduate for four years un- 
til he was graduated in 1762. 

In the John Carter Brown Library is 
a small volume entitled An Account of 
the College of New Jersey with an en- 
graved representation of Nassau Hall, 



"the most conveniently planned for the 
purpose of a college of any in North 
America, being designed and executed 
by that approved architect Mr. Robert 
Smith of Philadelphia." There is no evi- 
dence, however, that Robert Smith was 
concerned with the design or interior 
planning of the College Edifice. Archi- 
tectural historians of Nassau Hall, Dr. 
Wroth believed, are agreed that Smith's 
design was not entirely original. He may 
well have taken ideas from James Gibbs, 
A Book of Architecture, London, 1728, 
which contains a design of the Fellow's 
building of King's College, Cambridge; 
or perhaps a building in progress at the 
time of the planning of Nassau Hall, the 
rear wing of Trinity College, Dublin, 
may have been a source. Probably no 
specific building or plan was the direct 
inspiration; rather Smith's Nassau Hall 
masterpiece is a happy assimilation of 
institutional designs currently popular in 
British architectural practice. 

This brings into question the part 
played by Joseph Brown. Of the four 
Brown brothers, "John and Joe, Nick 
and Moe," he was certainly the virtuoso. 
Of both speculative and practical bent, 
he was interested in the iron making 
process at the family's Hope Furnace in 
Scituate. He was an able mathematician 
and knowledgeable in astronomy. An 
amateur architect also (it seems to run 
in the family), Joseph was on several lo- 
cal building committees during the 1770s 
which supervised the erection of such 
notable buildings as the College Edifice, 
the Baptist Meeting House, the Market 
House, his own residence, now 50 South 
Main Street, and his brother John's 
house on Power Street, presently the 
home of the Rhode Island Historical So- 
ciety. Joseph also owned Gibbs' Book of 
Architecture. His interest in the Edifice 
was great; he seems on the evidence, 
however, to have been one of a commit- 
tee and definitely not the architect of the 
building. The final plan seems the result 
of committee deliberations, rather than 
the brain child of a single person. It is 
possible that the presence of President 
Manning on the committee is greatly re- 
sponsible for the close resemblance of 
the College Edifice to Nassau Hall. 

As Solomon Drowne records, the 
excavation of the cellar began on March 
27, 1770. Entries in the Audited Ac- 
counts for powder and drills indicates 
that the digging was not easy. Jere Haw- 
kins, the local expert in "blowing rocks," 



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was called on, for a good bit of blasting 
had to be done. 

The Providence Gazette of May 19, 
1770 reported: "Monday last (May 14) 
the first Foundation Stone of the COL- 
LEGE about to be erected here was laid 
by Mr. John Brown, of this place, Mer- 
chant, in Presence of a Number of Gen- 
tlemen, Friends to the Institution. About 
twenty Workmen have since been em- 
ployed on the Foundation, which Num- 
ber will be increased, and the Building be 
compleated with all possible Dispatch." 

The elapsed time from the ground 
breaking on March 27, 1770 until the 
raising of the roof on October 1, 1770 
was only six months and 17 days. The 
rapid progress shows good organization 
by the Building Committee, the principal 
contractors, and Nicholas Brown & Co., 
which acted as business agent for the 
Corporation. Many of the pledges had 
been in labor or materials and the evalu- 
ating of such pledges was a bookkeeping 
task of some complexity carried out by 
the Brown firm. 

The notice I have mentioned in the 
Providence Gazette of January 13, 1770 
signed by Stephen Hopkins and John 
Brown requesting those who would pay 
their pledges in materials, rather than 
currency, to make prompt deliveries in- 
dicates the prevalence of the barter sys- 
tem. Even with Lawful Money as the 
standard, and equivalents in other mon- 
ies understood, it did not indicate that 
there was anything like sufficient metal- 
lic or paper currency for normal trading. 
Barter was a fact of life, even with big 
operators like the Browns, as well as 
with the housewife trading her eggs for 
snuff or thread. Payment in kind was 
common. Jonathan Hammon, the master 
carpenter, contracted with the Building 
Committee that "the Subscriptions of 
each of us the Said Carpenters toward 
said College is to be paid on said Job." 
A relatively small amount of cash seems 
to have changed hands as payment for 
the erection of the College Edifice. Elisha 
Burr of Rehoboth, for example, for one 
load of bricks requested that the driver 
be delivered two hogsheads of Surinam 
molasses "merchantable for Destilling." 
Contractors of substance, Hammon, the 
carpenter, and Wheaton, the mason, 
would commonly give orders to their 
workmen on Nicholas Brown & Co. for 
three quarters payment in goods and one 
quarter in Lawful Money. 

The raising of the roof marked one 
phase of the construction. The comple- 



tion of the interior was a slower and 
more complex task involving workmen 
of varied skills: carpenters, plasterers, 
stair builders, glaziers, and painters. 
Eight months were to pass before the 
first two stories of the building were 
ready for use. Even so only a year and 
four months, less a few days, intervened 
between the ground breaking and the 
holding of the first class in the building 
on June 8, 1771. Solomon Drowne noted 
this historic event in his diary for that 
day: 

. . . this day our Class recite in the 
College to the President, in the N.E. room 
of the Lower Story. The first Class that 
ever recited in the College Edifice since 
built, recited in Xenophon's History of 
the Education of Cyrus, 100th Page. 
Present. Bucklin, Myself, Litchfeild, 
Nash, Whiting. — 

At this time the building was not 
sufficiently finished for dormitory use, 
nor would it be for some months. Ezra 
Stiles in his Literary Diary noted on No- 
vember 17, 1771 that he found five or 
six rooms of the lower floor finished, 
but the students not yet moved in. Three 
months later Manning wrote to Thomas 
Llewelyn, February 21, 1772: "The Col- 
lege Edifice is a large, neat brick build- 
ing, and so far completed as to receive 
the students, who now reside there, the 
whole number of whom is now twenty- 
two." 

On June 7, 1770 President Manning 
had written to his English friend, the 
Reverend Samuel Stennet: 

The Foundation of the College is 
now laid, and the building proceeds fas- 
ter than could have been expected, its 
magnitude considered. It is to be four 
stories high, with an entry of twelve feet 
through the middle of each. It will con- 
tain fifty-six rooms in all. 

With but 22 students in residence 
in 1772 it is clear that only the lower 
two floors were complete. 

However in its incomplete state, the 
Edifice was to be the seat of "the 
Muses" for only five years. Tension be- 
tween Great Britain and her colonies was 
increasing. In 1775, the skirmishes at Lex- 
ington and Concord marked the outbreak 
of the Revolution, and at the request of 
the Senior Class, the public exercises of 
Commencement were omitted. In April 
1776 Commodore Esek Hopkins, in com- 
mand of the Colonial fleet, was defeated 



by the British off Point Judith; this gave 
the enemy command of Narragansett 
Bay and brought Rhode Island's sea- 
borne commerce to a virtual standstill. 

In 1776 Commencement was held 
for the first time in the newly-built First 
Baptist Meeting House; it was also the 
last Commencement until the War of In- 
dependence was over. Manning wrote 
to an English friend on November 13, 
1776: "May you never be alarmed, as 
we have been, with the horrid Roar of 
Artillery, and the hostile Flames, de- 
stroying your Neighbors Habitations." 

Worse was to come, for on Decem- 
ber 7, 1776, Sir Peter Parker landed 
6,000 British and Hessian troops from 70 
transports in Newport harbor. Manning 
wrote after the war: 

"The Royal Army landed on Rhode 
Island & took possession of the same: 
This brought their Camp in plain View 
from the College loith the naked Eye; 
upon which the Country flew to Arms 
& marched for Providence, there, unpro- 
vided witJi Barracks they marched into 
the College & dispossessed the Students 
about 40 in Number." 

On December 14, 1776 Manning 
had inserted a notice in the Providence 
Gazette excusing students from attend- 
ance until the end of the spring vaca- 
tion. Then in May another notice that 
"in the present state of public Affairs 
Prosecution of Studies here is utterly im- 
practable, especially while this continues 
a garrisoned town." Seniors were, how- 
ever, given their final examinations and 
took their degrees in September, the last 
graduates for the duration. The Corpora- 
tion records have this entry: "As the 
College Edifice was taken for a Barracks 
and an Hospital for the American Army, 
and continued to be so occupied by them 
& the Troops of France from December 
7, 1776 until June 1782 the course of 
Education in the College was in a great 
measure interrupted during that period." 
A bit of an understatement: the college 
was closed. 

At the close of the war, the build- 
ing, much damaged by the military, was 
returned to the college and instruction 
resumed under Manning's direction. Re- 
pairs were made and the third floor fin- 
ished by 1784 under the direction of John 
Brown; the fourth floor was completed 
in 1788 as the reviving fortunes of the 
college once more brought an increasing 
number of students to the seat of the 
Muses on the Inaccessible Mountain. 



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'Sometimes 
the teachers 
were nervous - 
but it just shows 
they're human' 



TA7hen a high school student 
' ' writes a paper on Rudv Vallee 
and spells the singer's name "Valley" 
— well, that's the generation gap in 
action. 

For those who might have thought 
that \'allee, the crooning troubadour 
of the 1020s and l^SOs, had been 
relegated to the Late, Late Show on 
TV, hear this: the X'agabond Lover 
was very much in \'ogue this sum- 
mer at Brown. 

He and other big musical names 
of the 1920s, such as Bing Crosby, 
Paul VVhiteman, and the Cliquot Club 
Eskimos, were part of a study of the 
period made by 170 Greater Provi- 
dence high school students who par- 
ticipated in a voluntary four-week, 
tuition-free enrichment program 
sponsored jointly by Brown and the 
Providence public schools. 

This is the third year of the pro- 
gram, in which emphasis is placed on 
new approaches to curriculum and 
teaching methods. Independent study 
in areas of special interest to the stu- 
dents is encouraged — and this sum- 
mer the special interest was The 
Roaring 20s. 

Ail of the students in the pro- 
gram entered the 10th or 11th grades 
this fall. They came from 26 Rhode 
Island high schools and represented 
a broader selection of students than 
had been the case the first two years, 
when the programs were held at Cen- 



tral and Classical High Schools, rc- 
spocti\-elv. The 40 instructors were 
candidates for the master of arts in 
teaching degree at Brown. 

"In our letters and brochures to 
the \ arious schools, we tried to point 
out that there was something in this 
course for everyone, not just the bril- 
liant kids," says Stephen R. Birrell, 
director of student teaching at Brown. 
"The enrollment was almost double 
this year, most likely because the 
program was held on the Brown cam- 
pus. But we can't get much bigger 
without destroying the ratio of two 
MAT teachers to every 15 students. 

"During the summer, the high 
school youngsters get an opportunity 
to develop skills in two different dis- 
ciplines — English and social studies. 
Hopefully, the opportunity to work 
in these areas on a voluntary basis in 
a highly creative atmosphere will 
have some pay-off value for the stu- 
dents when they return to school this 
fall. This is what we are all about." 

Birrell pointed out that the pri- 
mary qualification for enrollment was 
a motivation on the part of the stu- 
dents to try a different kind of school 
experience. They received no aca- 
demic credit. However, the fact that 
they attended the course will be listed 
on their school record. 

The program was held each 
morning in Wilson Hall from 8:30 
to 11. It was broken down into one 

Michael Boyer 




hour for social studies and one hour 
for English, with a 30-minute break 
in between. During this time-out, the 
students and MATs might chat while 
sipping cokes in the Blue Room or 
hold informal bull sessions on the 
College Green. 

Informality was the key to the 
entire program. Classes were small 
and there was a real attempt by the 
teachers to get to know the students 
and to identify with them. It wasn't 
unusual for youngsters to call the 
teachers by their first names. And it 
wasn't unusual for an MAT to walk 
into class wearing hot pants. 

"We feel that these are the best 
conditions for our particular summer 
program," Birrell says. "If you have 
a reticent kid, one who is inclined to 
live within himself — and we do — you 
can help him gain confidence in this 
informal setting. You can bring him 
out, get him to talk. On the other 
side of the coin, the youngsters un- 
derstand that their teachers are just 
starting out — and they lean over 
backwards to help them. 

"There is only one problem with 
this free-wheeling program. We have 
to keep reminding the young people 
that things are not going to be quite 
this way when the school bell rings in 
the fall." 

In addition to providing 170 
high school students with an enrich- 
ment program. Brown has a second 




Terry 5teiner (MAT '72) is interning 
this year at Hope High School. 



John Clnsheen '59 recently louuu 

the University's education department. 



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purpose in mind. And, frankly, it's a 
selfish one. The summer session pro- 
vides a realistic setting to introduce 
the MAT students to the problems of 
teaching. The four-week course is not 
a substitute for practice teaching, but 
it does represent a chance for the 
regular MAT candidates to get a 
taste for what is ahead, for theory to 
be enlivened by practical experience. 

The MATs work in pairs, each 
one responsible for one-half hour of 
each instructional period. The hope 
is that the MATs will be openly 
critical of their own teaching, and 
their colleague's as well. Playbacks 
on a video tape machine (loaned by 
the hockey office) were helpful to the 
MATs. 

Most of Brown's MATs will be 
interning in Rhode Island public 
schools this academic year, and here 
again, they will work in pairs. While 
intern A is practice teaching, his part- 
ner is back at Brown doing graduate 
work. During the second semester the 
situation is reversed, with intern A 
returning to the campus and his part- 
ner taking over his public school 
class. 

"By following this procedure, a 
team of two people teaches the same 
students all year," says Birrell. "As a 
result, we feel that the MATs are 
more inclined to feel a responsibility 
to these youngsters. This is why it is 
so desirable to get the MATs working 



together in teams during the four- 
week summer program." 

Playing a major role in the sum- 
mer program were the team leaders, 
one each for social studies and Eng- 
lish, and the teaching associates, each 
of whom was responsible for ten 
MATs. The associates worked closely 
with the MATs, observing them in 
class, listening to their teaching prob- 
lems, and acting as liaison with the 
team leaders. 

John Glasheen '59, who recently 
joined the Brown education depart- 
ment, was the team leader this sum- 
mer in social studies. He and his two 
teaching associates got together last 
spring and decided that the 1920s 
would make a good subject for study. 

"We wanted to decide on one 
subject, rather than having all the 
MATs going off in different direc- 
tions," Glasheen says. "In this way, 
we could compare the various ways 
the MATs approached the same sub- 
ject. 

"We picked the 1920s because it 
is a lively period, a fun period, but 
also because it is still close enough 
to us so that we could go beyond 
books to a living source — the parents 
or grandparents of our students, for 
example. Kids today are suspicious 
of history. Many of them don't think 
it is relevant. So we wanted to over- 
come this hurdle and see how — or if 
— our MATs could make history 




There were serious moments for the students 



and there was a time for laughter. 



come alive for 15- and 16-year-olds." 

Each MAT was encouraged to be 
as original as possible in deciding 
how to bring the '20s alive for his or 
her students. Although he admits 
that there were some "dull days," 
Glasheen was particularly pleased 
with the results. For four weeks, at 
least, history became a laboratory — 
in that the youngsters were taught 
how people in a different time re- 
sponded to some very basic problems. 

Playing the old records of Rudy 
Vallee and Bing Crosby served to 
catch the interest of the students, as 
did viewing a silent film. But the 
course went much deeper than that. 

One morning MAT student 
Stephen Leary, a Dartmouth gradu- 
ate, walked into his class wearing a 
Ku Klux Klan sheet and hood. He 
was introduced as Hiram Wesley Ev- 
ans, an imperial wizard of the Klan. 
For the better part of the period the 
class sat in silence as the wizard, in 
a convincing southern accent, dis- 
cussed the "superior native Ameri- 
cans" that make up the Klan. The 
impersonation went well until one 
student recognized the watch Leary 
was wearing and exploded in a yell 
of both excitement and relief. 

Another MAT, Linda Rubiano 
'71, brought the '20s alive by dis- 
cussing the elections of 1920, 1924, 
and 1928. In each case she assigned 
three or four "candidates" and told 
them to research the person they 
were impersonating and come to 
class prepared to make a campaign 
speech. 

On the day of debate, the young- 
sters found the classroom decorated 
with bunting and posters from the 
'20s. Even the campaign songs of the 
period came blaring forth from an 
old Victrola. 

From the presentations, the teach- 
ers could find out what the students 
had learned about the candidates. Did 
they know, for example, how the 
Farm Labor Party in Minnesota dif- 
fered from the Socialists? The results 
indicated to the teachers the things 
they still had to get across. 

"While the three or four 'candi- 



33 



dates' \vere researching their mate- 
rial on the I'^IO election, the rest of 
the class was doing something else," 
Glasheen notes. "But when the en- 
tire class came together to listen to 
the campaign talks, all the students 
were learning something about the 
candidates although they didn't make 
a personal study of them. What you 
ended up with was an orchestration 
of the individual capabilities and in- 
terests of the kids." 

The philosophy of the MAT 
program was radically different this 
summer. The team leaders set very 
broad guidelines and then turned the 
M.ATs loose. The hope was that they 
would identify on their own the 
really critical problems of teaching. 
Then, having begun to identify these 
problems, they could begin to work 
on the solutions. 

Despite this freedom, one MAT 
candidate left the program as a result 
of his summer experience. He was 
unable or unwilling to accept the 
responsibility for directing the learn- 
ing process, fie questioned whether 
a teacher should impose any direc- 
tion at all on the students. He finally 
saw that teaching did involve a cer- 
tain amount of communication from 
teacher to pupil and that freedom in 
the classroom has certain limitations. 
This man decided, on his own, that 



teaching wasn't for him. 

"This example shows that our 
program is working," Birrell says. 
"But the real test of what the MATs 
got out of the summer session will 
come next June. If the program really 
got them ready to teach in the public 
schools, we'll know by then." 

If the comments from this sum- 
mer's students are any indication, 
the program already has success 
stamped on it. 

"At Brown they ask questions 
and get your feelings and emotions," 
one girl said. "This is going to help 
me when I go back to school." An- 
other said, "The teachers here talked 



to me, not at me." "Sometimes the 
teachers were nervous," a boy said. 
"But that just shows they are hu- 
man." 

To one child, the course meant 
more than that. "At first," she said, 
"I didn't like my classes, or the kids 
either. See, I come from South Provi- 
dence, which is considered the slum 
area and I figured that everyone else 
was so much better than me. So I 
tried not to get involved because I 
figured it would show. Then I found 
out that the kids aren't really any 
smarter. And when you come right 
down to it, I like the other kids." 

J.B. 



There were tense moments one day when one of the MATs came dressed 
as n Ku Khix Klnn lender — but his zcristwntch gnve him awny. 







34 



The Clubs 

A merger in 
Washington 



There is a relatively modern version of 
an old chestnut that credits Washington, 
D.C. (not George) with being first in war, 
first in peace, and last in the American 
League. 

The third reference here, of course, is 
to the Washington Senators baseball team, 
which this year has worked very hard to 
live up to its well-earned reputation. 

But Washington, D.C, does have a 
legitimate "first" this fall. It becomes the 
first area in the country to host a completely 
merged Brown-Pembroke club with a Pem- 
broker installed as president. 

The new leader in the nation's capital 
is Mrs. Roger C. Kostmayer (Rosemary 
Smith) '60, and she isn't alone in her new 
position. The second vice-president and 
program chairman of the club is Mrs. Rich- 
ard Gordon (Gayla Burnside) '59, while 
Mrs. William D. Jones (Nancy Zarker) '56 
is recording secretary and membership 
chairman. 

To carry matters even further, five of 
the ten members on the club's board of di- 
rectors are women. 

Actually, it's nothing new for Brown 
men and Pembrokers to work together in 
one club. The Brown Club of Tucson was 
formed as a merged club some years back 
and usually operates with a gal serving as 
recording secretary. 

Other areas where one club serves both 
alumni and alumnae are Miami, Atlanta, 
Cape Cod, Naples (Fla.), and Houston. 
These clubs got a jump on the official 
merger of Brown and Pembroke, which be- 
came effective July 1. 

Attempts to merge the clubs didn't al- 
ways go smoothly. Approximately three 
years ago the members of the Pembroke 
Club in Seattle, Wash., decided to join 
their group with the Brown Club. Accord- 
ing to one Pembroke official, the women 
haven't heard from the men since. 

And in Cincinnati, the two clubs 
merged for several years, found that they 
weren't compatible, and now have gone 
their separate ways. 

But even where clubs are not merged. 



there has been a spirit of cooperation be- 
tween the two groups for many years now. 
One of the prime examples is in Rhode Is- 
land, where the Brown Club of Rhode Is- 
land and the Pembroke College Club of 
Providence joined hands seven years ago to 
run the Commencement Pops Concert. 

In the hinterlands, Brown and Pem- 
broke organizations have been getting to- 
gether for some time now on such events as 
freshman send-off parties. Introduction to 
Brown nights, Christmas parties, and visits 
by University officials. The clubs have also 
worked closely in the Alumni Secondary 
Schools field. 

This drift toward greater cooperation 
between the clubs dates back to 1964. Prior 
to that most clubs went their own way. 
There could be 80 alumni and 35 alumnae 
in a given area — yet each group had its 
own club. 

But 1964 was the start of the Bicenten- 
nial celebration and the University lined up 
a series of lavish programs in key cities 
around the country, frequently featuring 
President Barnaby C. Keeney as main 
speaker. 

In an effort to assure good attendance 
at these meetings, efforts were made by 
both the alumni and alumnae officers to 
have the local clubs combine their re- 
sources, both financial and numerical. For 
the first time, husbands and wives of the 
respective club members were urged to 
attend. 

Apparently both groups found that 
working on club programs together wasn't 
so bad after all, because over the past seven 
years there has been more and more of a 
co-educational look to the University's clubs. 

Since the Corporation action last Janu- 
ary merging Brown and Pembroke, many 
club officers around the country began ask- 
ing what this move would mean to their 
organizations. A memo to Pembroke and 
Brown Club officers last June from Vice- 
President Ronald A. Wolk discussed the 
subject. 

Stressing that the Corporation ex- 
plicitly stated that it did not wish to im- 
pose any pattern of organization or activi- 
ties on alumni or alumnae, Wolk went on 
to state: 

"Changes in the organization and ac- 
tivities of the clubs are basically a matter 
for the individual clubs to decide on a club- 
to-club basis. I do think that it would be 
very useful for the officers of the Brown 
and Pembroke clubs in a given area to be- 
gin talking with each other about common 
interests and programs, with the goal of 
doing what seems most appropriate in your 
particular situation at this time." 

According to Mrs. Kostmayer, the new 



president in Washington, D.C, that's ex- 
actly what happened in her area. 

"Over the last two years it seemed as 
if we needed mutual cooperation between 
the two clubs down here if we were to 
achieve any real participation and success," 
she says. "So, when the schools merged — 
it just seemed natural for us to follow suit. 

"The subject of a possible merger first 
came up last February at a meeting of our 
club. I raised the subject — and, frankly, 
there wasn't much of a reaction, either 
positive or negative. Our club will lose a 
bit of its autonomy, but most of us feel that 
the gains will offset the losses. So far there 
doesn't seem to be any resentment. But I 
guess we'll know better this month when 
the dues notices go out." 

Mrs. Kostmayer acknowledges that 
there will be some difficulties. Each club 
will have to review its by-laws, and perhaps 
modify them. And then there is the prob- 
lem of working with two alumni offices, one 
at Brown and the other at Pembroke. 

Paul F. Mackesey '32, executive alumni 
officer, feels that in two or three years most 
— if not all — of the clubs will be merged. 
The results, he feels, will be beneficial to 
Brown. 

Mackesey notes that his office has re- 
ceived inquiries from a number of clubs 
this summer and fall. AH want to know 
what a merger would mean to them. 

"I know that quite a few clubs are 
planning to hold meetings this year spe- 
cifically on this point," Mackesey says. 
"Even in cases where mergers are not con- 
templated — such as New York and Boston 
— Brown clubs are planning some joint ven- 
tures with the ladies." 

Mrs. Doris Stapelton '28, alumnae 
officer, refers to 1971-72 as a year of transi- 
tion for her clubs. She notes that most of 
the clubs don't wish to be rushed into a 
situation they are still exploring. 

"Many of our clubs run very success- 
ful fund drives each year," Mrs. Stapelton 
says. "This money has been contributed to 
Pembroke for scholarships. These clubs 
don't wish to give up their autonomy until 
they take a long, hard look at how this 
particular activity could be handled on a 
merged basis." 

While these matters are being settled, 
Brown Club business goes on. The Newport 
Brown Club held its spring meeting right on 
schedule, Sept. 10. The affair was a gather- 
ing at Corcoran's Cottage on Third Beach. 

On the Cape, a group of golf alumni 
gathered to raise money for the Athletic 
Complex. More than 70 golfers from the 
Brown Clubs of Rhode Island, Boston, 
South Shore, and Cape Cod played at the 
Oyster Harbour Club in Osterville on May 
27. As a result of the outing, a check for 



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$49:. 50 was sent to Athletic Director Andy 
Geiger. 

A number of clubs held their send-off 
parties for incoming freshmen this fall. In 
Miami, the Gold Coast group held its an- 
nual party at the home of VV. S. Steiger '34, 
with some three dozen guests on hand, in- 
cluding seven of the entering freshmen. 

The Worcester County Brown and 
Pembroke Clubs sponsored their send-off 
luncheon at the ^ankee Drummer Inn in 
Auburn, Mass. The meeting was chaired 
jointly by the two club presidents, Edwin 
Golrick '47 and Deborah Polonsky '58. 
There is talk in Worcester of combining 
the two clubs. 

A number of clubs have elected new 
officers. In Tucson Dr. William J. Bakrow 
'46 is the incoming president, assisted by 
Vice-President Dr. Stephen M. Seltzer '60 
and Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. Stephen M. 
Seltzer '60. 

P. Andrew Penz '61 takes over as presi- 
dent of the Michigan Brown Club, while 
Lyman G. Bloomingdale '35 heads the 
Brown Club in New York. Indiana's officers 
include Brent D. Moore '62 as president, 
with Peter von Stein '56 as vice-president, 
Robert R. Skinner '66 as secretary, and 
Frank M. Cook '64 as treasurer. 

Assisting President Kostmayer in 
Washington, D.C., are Steven H. Lesnik 
'62 as first vice-president, Gayla Burnside 
Gordon '59 as second vice-president and 
program chairman, Edward R. Levin '65 as 
corresponding secretary, Nancy Zarker 
Jones '56 as recording secretary and mem- 
bership chairman, John T. "Doc" Houk '55 
as treasurer, Andrew B. Ferrari '46 as sec- 
ondary schools chairman, and M. Anthony 
Gould '64 as athletic representative. 



The Class 
Secretaries 

An annual listing 



1899— Arthur N. Sheldon, 123 Shaw 
Ave., Cranston, R.I. 02905 

1900 — Charles W. Brown, 37 Barnes 
St., Providence, R.I. 02906 

1901— Elmer S. Chace, 109 Brown St., 
Providence, R.I. 02906 

1902— Dr. Harold G. Calder, 5 Doane 
Ave., Providence, R.I. 02906 

1903— Mrs. Walter R. Mclntire (Lilli 
Scholfield), c/o Mrs. Richmond Day, Pray 
Hill Rd., R.D. 2— Box 222, Chepachet, R.I. 
02814 

1904 — Joseph C. Bailey, Main St., Ash- 
burnham, Mass. 01430 

1905 — Leonard W. Cronkhite, 5 Con- 
cord Ave., Cambridge, Mass. 02138 

1906 — Dr. Alexander M. Burgess, Way- 
land Manor, 500 Angell St., Providence, 
R.I. 02906 

1907— Claude R. Branch, 64 East Or- 
chard Ave., Providence, R.I. 02906 

Mrs. Bertha H. Wilcox, Two Shepard 
Ave., Newport, R.I. 02840 

1908 — Norman L. Sammis, 1378 Narra- 
gansett Blvd., Cranston, R.I. 02905 

Mrs. Lewis B. Porter (Ruth Foster), 490 
Angell St., Apt. C, Providence, R.I. 02906 

1909— Stuart R. Bugbee, 49 Elton St., 
Providence, R.I. 02906 

Dr. Frances A. Foster, 490 Angell St., 
Providence, R.I. 02906 

1910 — Edward S. Spicer, 158 Bowen 
St., Providence, R.I. 02906 

1911 — Howard C. Hubbard, 72 May- 
field St., Seekonk, Mass. 02771 

Miss Edith M. C. Carlborg, 60 Vassar 
Ave., Providence, R.I. 02906 

1912 — Earl P. Perkins, 10 Gibson Ave., 
Narragansett, R.I. 02882 

1913— George T. Metcalf, 217 Angell 
St., Providence, R.I. 02906 

Mrs. Levi M. Kelley (Winifred Palmer), 
16 White Dr., Johnston, R.I. 02919 

1914 — C. Lester Woolley, 10 Wildwood 
Ave., Providence, R.I. 02907 

Mrs. Hugh Cameron (Alita Bosworth), 
45 Bluff Rd., Barrington, R.I. 02806 

1915 — George F. Bliven, Brown, Lisle & 
Marshall, 201 Turks Head Bldg., Providence, 
R.I. 02903 

Miss Emelia A. Hempel, 92 Pocasset 
Ave., Providence, R.I. 02909 

1916 — Francis J. O'Brien, 26 Elmhurst 
Ave., Providence, R.I. 02908 

Mrs. Edward F. Waldron (Edith Ed- 
wards), 65 Chiswick Rd., Cranston, R.I. 
02905 



1917— Carlos G. Wright, 42 Winthrop 
St., Riverside, R.I. 02915 

Miss Elizabeth de W. Root, 23 Farnham 
Rd., W. Hartford, Conn. 06119 

1918— Lt. Col. Walter Adler, USAR 
(Ret.), 33 Stadium Rd., Providence, R.I. 
02906 

Miss Ruth E. Wells, Five Greene St., 
Coventry, R.I. 02816 

1919 — Arthur J. Levy, 1200 Union 
Trust Bldg., Providence, R.I. 02903 

Miss Mary E. Carroll, 720 Rockdale 
Ave., New Bedford, Mass. 02740 

1920 — Frederick E. Schoeneweiss, 35 
Fosdyke St., Providence, R.I. 02906 

Mrs. Raymond L. Vaughn (Dorothy 
Bennett), 91 Olney Ave., N. Providence, 
R.I. 02911 

1921 — Mrs. Alice M. Codding (Alice 
Mackenzie), Sneech Pond Rd., Cumberland, 
R.I. 02864 

1922— J. Wilbur Riker, 905 Hospital 
Trust Bldg., Providence, R.I. 02903 

Miss Mary C. McCarthy, 67 Weeden 
Ave., Rumford, R.I. 02916 

1923 — Don C. Thorndike, 204 Univer- 
sity Ave., Providence, R.I. 02906 

Mrs. George Schmieder, Jr. (Alice Des- 
mond), 22 Overhill Rd., Providence, R.I. 
02906 

1924 — John J. Monk, 5132 Sandy Shore 
Ave., Sarasota, Fla. 33581 

Miss Irene D. Carlin, 199 West Ave., 
Pawtucket, R.I. 02860 

1925 — John E. Pemberton, Seapine Rd., 
North Chatham, Mass. 02650 

Miss Marion I. Hood, 385 Woodhaven 
Rd., Apt. 9, Pawtucket, R.I. 02861 

1926 — H. Cushman Anthony, 11 Euclid 
Ave., Providence, R.I. 02906 

Mrs. Jefferson Borden IV (Hope Gil- 
bert), 16 Peck Ave., Barrington, R.I. 02806 

1927 — Irving G. Loxley, 1268 Warwick 
Neck Ave., Warwick Neck, Warwick, R.I. 
02886 

Mrs. Charles B. Palmer (Lois Patton), 
348 Clocks Blvd., East Massapequa, N.Y. 
11758 

1928— Ralph B. Mills, 126 Naushon 
Rd., Pawtucket, R.I. 02861 

Miss Grace A. McAuslan, 265 Benefit 
St., Providence, R.I. 02903 

1929— Edwin C. Harris, R.F.D. #3, Box 
370, Esmond, R.I. 02917 

Miss Elizabeth Rose, 89 Keene St., 
Providence, R.I. 02906 

1930 — Mrs. Helen Oustinoff (Helen 
Fickweiler), N. Williston Rd., Williston, Vt. 
05495 

1931— Clinton N. Williams, 51 South 
Angell St., Providence, R.I. 02906 

Mrs. Richmond A. Day (Josephine Mc- 
lntire), Pray Hill Rd., R.F.D. #2— Box 222, 
Chepachet, R.I. 02814 

1932— Richard A. Hurley, Jr., 15 West- 
minster St., Providence, R.I. 02903 

Mrs. Arthur Newman (Selma Rae 
Smira), 83 Oak Hill Ave., Pawtucket, R.I. 
02860 

1933— Franklin A. Hurd, 5 Meredith 
Dr., Cranston, R.I. 02920 

Mrs. Earl F. Cerjanec (Ruth Wade), 22 
Binford St., Central Falls, R.I. 02863 



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1934— Marshall W. Allen, 61 Pitman 
Rd., Warwick, R.I. 02886 

Miss Francoise M. Courtois, 96 Grand- 
view Ave., Lincoln, R.I. 02865 

1935— Henry C. Hart, Jr., 100 Lloyd 
Ave., Providence, R.I. 02906 

Mrs. Edmund B. Bourdon (Dorothy 
Currier), 374 5. Main Ave., Albany, N.Y. 
12209 

1936 — Robert W. Kenyon, 210 Squan- 
tum Dr., Warwick, R.I. 02888 

Mrs. D. Richard Baronian (Annette 
Aaronian), 101 Glen Ridge Rd., Cranston, 
R.I. 02920 

1937 — Martin L. Tarpy, Tarpy's Inc., 71 
Dexter St., Pawtucket, R.I. 02860 

Miss Eleanor R. McElroy, 496 River 
Ave., Providence, R.I. 02908 

1938 — C. Woodbury Corran, 35 Bishop 
Ave., Rumford, R.I. 02916 

Mrs. Robert M. Thomas (Jean Gordon), 
53 Hope St., Rumford, R.I. 02916 

1939— Raymond W. deMatteo, 180 
Rankin Ave., Providence, R.I. 02908 

Mrs. Raymond S. Penza (Tina Sammar- 
tino), 73 Dover St., Providence, R.I. 02908 

1940— Dr. Harold W. Pfautz, 26 Jenckes 
St., Providence, R.I. 02906 

Mrs. James E. Murray (Phyllis Riley), 
26 Walnut Rd., W. Harrington, R.I. 02890 

1941— Earl W. Harrington, Jr., 24 Glen 
Ave., Cranston, R.I. 02905 

Mrs. Robert F. Bossardt (Louise De- 
Pietro), R.F.D. #1, Rutland, Vt. 05701 

1942 — William K. Saunders, Monarch 
Life Insurance Co., 10 Dorrance St., Provi- 
dence, R.I. 02903 

Mrs. Richard G. Dunn (Helena Smith), 
204 Rumstick Pt. Rd., Barrington, R.I. 02806 

1943— Raymond H. Abbott, 171 Gov- 
ernors Dr., East Greenwich, R.I. 02818 

Mrs. Ralph W. Gilbert (Catharine But- 
ler), 518 Mt. Pleasant St., Fall River, Mass. 
02720 

1944— Bradford V. Whitman, 199 Don 
Ave., Rumford, R.I. 02916 

Mrs. Richard K. Hance (Marcella 
Fagan), 127 Banning Ave., White Bear Lake, 
Minn. 55110 

1945 — Louis J. DeAngelis, Narragansett 
Electric Co., 15 Westminster St., Providence, 
R.I. 02903 

1946— Richard J. Tracy, 134 Don Ave., 
Rumford, R.I. 02916 

Mrs. Robert J. Thomas, Jr. (Janice 
Wood), Newell Dr., R.F.D. #2, Cumberland, 
R.I. 02864 

1947 — Elliott E. Andrews, 272 Morris 
Ave., Providence, R.I. 02906 

Miss Ramona Pugsley, 4 Winchester 
Rd., New London, Conn. 06320 

1948 — Burton I. Samors, 172 Irving 
Ave., Providence, R.I. 02906 

Mrs. William A. Eddy (Nancy Cantor), 
21 Bosworth Rd., Framingham Centre, 
Mass. 01701 

1949— Allan W. Sydney, 97 Sheffield 
Ave., Cranston, R.I. 02920 

Mrs. Oliver L. Smith (Lee Brendlinger), 
R.D. #2, Lansdale, Pa. 19446 

1950 — Robert Cummings, 15 Diman PI., 
Providence, R.I. 02906 

Mrs, Dennis C. Green (Lois Bates), 111 
Cedar St., Wollaston, Mass. 02170 



1951— Charles A. Andrews, Jr., 262 
Irving Ave., Providence, R.I. 02906 

Mrs. H. Newcomb Steuart, Jr. (Tekla 
Torell), 101 Berkeley Dr., Syracuse, N.Y. 
13210 

1952— Albert E. Nichols, Ballou, John- 
son & Nichols Co., 128 Dorrance St., Provi- 
dence, R.I. 02902 

Mrs. Robert T. Galkin (Wini Blacher), 
85 Mauran St., Cranston, R.I. 02910 

1953 — John M. Andrews, 51 Belcourt 
Ave., North Providence, R.I. 02911 

Mrs. Myron W. Goldman (Nancy Schat- 
tenfield), 2228 No. St. James Pkwy., Cleve- 
land Heights, Ohio 44106 

1954— Dr. Donald E. Cottey, 5518 8th 
Ave. Drive W., Bradenton, Fla. 33505 

Mrs. Carl Stenberg (Marjorie Jones), 
34 Elmcrest Ave., Providence, R.I. 02908 

1955— Donald R. DeCiccio, 76 Unit St., 
Providence, R.I. 02909 

Mrs. Kenneth Herman (Benita Saievetz), 
342 Orchard Rd., Wyckoff, N.J. 07481 

1956 — John H. Cutler, 334 Ridgewood 
Ave., Mill Valley, Calif. 94943 

Miss Pauline Davis, 255 Union St., E. 
Walpole, Mass. 02032 

1957 — Donald L. Saunders, Saunders & 
Associates Realtors, 229 Newbury St., Bos- 
ton, Mass. 02116 

Mrs. John R. McColl, Jr. (Roberta 
Walker), 25 Montgomery Pkwy., Branford, 
Conn. 06405 

1958 — Lawrence R. Delhagen, 26 Lan- 
tern Lane, Barrington, R.I. 02806 

Mrs. John H. Tiedemann, Jr. (Joan 
Kopf), 1576 Coolidge Ave., Baldwin, N.Y. 
11510 

1959 — Robert F. Pyper, 15 Doro PL, 
Rumford, R.I. 02916 

Mrs. Martin Feldman (Caryl-Ann 
Miller), 51 Hanson Rd., Newton Centre, 
Mass. 02159 

1960 — David G. Waterman, 8 Campus 
Ave., Kingston, R.I. 02881 

Mrs. J. Michael Hittle (Marcia Adams), 
520 N. Bateman St., Appleton, Wise. 54911 

1961 — Wendell B. Barnes, Jr., McCann- 
Erickson (Hawaii) Inc., 1371 Kapiolani 
Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 

Mrs. William D. Riley (Jeanne Bour- 
gault), Sharon Dr., Coventry, R.I. 02816 

1962— Kenneth B. Middleton, 5219 Mc- 
Cauley Rd., Woodstock, 111. 60098 

Mrs. Richard G. Wilson (Eleanor Ver- 
non), 418 West Madison, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
48103 

1963 — Lawrence R. Gross, 333 East 
55th St., Apt. 2-B, New York, N.Y. 10022 

Mrs. Harris R. Levine (Mary Lou 
Clark), 306 Wilbur Ave., Swansea, Mass. 
02777 

1964 — David V. DeLuca, 13 Bucking- 
ham St., Rochester, N.Y. 14607 

Mrs. Robert H. Seegal (Lois Winograd), 
7 Greenwood Ave., Barrington, R.I. 02806 

1965— Paul D. Hodge, 16 Shaw St., 
Rumford, R.I. 02916 

Mrs. John E. Besser (Suzanne Taylor), 
11 Sand Brook Rd., Pittsford, N.Y. 14534 

1966 — John R. Pate, Jr., 4 University 
Rd., Apt. lA, Cambridge, Mass. 02138 

Mrs. John G. Poole (Lydia Briggs), 108 
East 82nd St., New York, N.Y. 10028 



1967— Fred A. Rappoport, 130 West 
71st St., New York, N.Y. 10023 

Miss Susan A. Collins, 347 East 76th 
St., Apt. 1-C, New York, N.Y. 10021 

1968— Pfc. Arthur A. Palmunen, USA, 
Hq. 2nd Battalion (ABN), 508th Inf. 82nd 
ABN Div., Fort Bragg, N.C. 28307 

Miss Nancy A. Gowen, 18 Hamilton 
Rd., Apt. 2108, Arlington, Mass. 02174 

1969 — Jay Shapiro, 2442 Laclede St., 
St. Louis, Mo. 63143 

Mrs. Raymond A. Antonucci (Linda 
Abbott), 21 Old Carriage Rd., Apt. 110, 
West Warwick, R.I. 02893 

1970 — George L. Chimento, 2412 Pied- 
mont Ave., Berkeley, Calif. 94704 

Mrs. Allen M. Sussman (Yardena 
Arar), 7 Park Ave., Apt. 36, New York, N.Y. 
10016 

1971— Mrs. Paul D. Higley (Helen 
King), 17 Walnut St., Newport, R.I. 02840 



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The Classes 



Several changes in this section of the 
BAM become effective with this issue. News 
items about aUimtJae are tiow inchided in 
this section, and all items under each class 
heading will be listed alphabetically. Births 
and marriages, formerly listed under sep- 
arate headings, are now items within each 
class grouping. Deaths continue to be listed 
separately. And, in a move more symbolic 
than substantiiie, the name of tlie section 
has been changed. — Editor 



A> ^X Charles \V. Brown, professor 
V^ KJ emeritus of geology at Brown, 
has been awarded the Providence Art Club 
Medal. "Brickyard Charlie" is now the 
club's senior member. 

f\^ At its 65th Reunion, the class pre- 
Vyi7 sented citations to Mrs. C. Doug- 
las Mercer, widow of its former president, 
and Miss Louise Hobson, sister of former 
classmate Henry R. Hobson. 

W. Clayton Carpenter remains a mem- 
ber of the law firm of Hughes & Dorsey, 
Denver, Colo. 

Alex Burgess, Sid Bellows, Henry Car- 
penter, Harold James, Joseph Smith, and 
Stephen Wright attended the funeral of 
Harry Pattee in Barrington, R.I., on July 20. 

f\rj Dr. Charles D. McCann has re- 
\J / tired and is living at 282 Belair 
St., Brockton, Mass. 

•* ^ Edgar G. Buzzell, retired some six 
J.^hI years now, spent five days of each 
week this summer at his cabin on Delavan 
Lake, Wis. In cleaning out his files recently, 
he came across some old postcards of the 
campus and some semester bills, all of 
which he has sent along to the University. 

»* ^ W. Arnold White had an opera- 
JL^ tion last April and is recuperating 
at his sister's residence in Meredith, N.H. 

't A Marguerite Appleton has returned 
.^TZ from a European tour with the 
-National Society of the Colonial Dames of 
America. The tour was in celebration of 
the fiftieth anniversary of the society's as- 
suming financial responsibility for the res- 
toration of Sulgrave Manor, one of the 
homes of the Washington family. Her new 
address: 104 Congdon St., Providence. 

Rex Cleaveland has retired in DeRid- 
der. La., but is still active with his son in 
lumber and real estate. 

Bill Moffatt reports he is glad to be 
back in Michigan with his children and 
great-grandchildren. He hopes the class 
will get together next June for at least a 
luncheon. 

Howard Perrin has moved from Kla- 
math Falls, Ore., to 5171 Cribari Knolls, 
San Jose, Calif., "to be near the little old 
winemaker." 



Reg Poland, who is again in Europe, 
has Ed Brackett subbing for him as class 
agent. 

»* g" Judge Robert E. Quinn has been 
JL^ replaced as chief judge of the 
U.S. Court of Military Appeals, but will 
remain on the panel for the time being. 
The former governor of Rhode Island had 
presided over the court since its creation 
in 1951. 

** PT Solon C. Kelley, Jr., is among the 
Ji,£ many classmates who are excited 
about the booklet Harvey Sheahan com- 
piled from his college column, "Brown 
University Notes." Copies are available for 
$5 by writing to the John Hay Library on 
the campus. 

Hugh W. MacNair had a tough time 
navigating during the winter months due 
to an arthritic condition in his right hip. 
However, an operation that placed a stain- 
less steel ball and socket in the hip has 
made a "new man" of him. 

-* rt Last June, Ruth Wakefield Burton 
J.O and her husband. The Rev. Nathan 
B. Burton '16, attended the annual session 
of the Southern New England Conference 
of the United Methodist Church, held at 
Pembroke. 

Cmdr. Tom Hall came away with best 
of breed when Jolly Rector of Stone Cables 
took all the honors at the second annual 
Michigan English Setter Specialty at De- 
troit this summer. The competition in- 
cluded 60 English Setters from six states, 
with 16 champions in the finals. Tom was 
on hand in his capacity as president of the 
English Setter Association of America. 

Good progress continues to be made 
on the J. Walter Wilson memorial publica- 
tion, although things have not moved 
quite as swiftly as had been hoped. How- 
ever, all necessary funds are in hand and 
production is well underway. The book is 
due off the press this fall. 

»* ^\ Alan S. Browne has retired and is 
Xj' living at 876 Forsyth St., Boca 
Raton, Fla. 

Florence Thomae Colmetz has returned 
from a trip to Germany, Austria, Switzer- 
land, and the Scandinavian countries. 

James L. Jenks, Jr., publisher of Pray- 
ing Hands, has been honored by Morgan 



Memorial with the symbolic statuette of 
the famous "Good Willie" as a token of 
the organization's recognition of the many 
years of service given to its work. The ci- 
tation said, in part: "The life of James L. 
Jenks, Jr., has been one of service to others. 
Outstanding among these services was the 
creation, publication, and distribution of 
Praying Hands to thousands of people 
throughout the United States; the inven- 
tive genius he brought to the Sanborn 
Company as president and chairman of 
the board; and his support to Morgan Me- 
morial and many other organizations." 

Edward R. Kent has retired after 
nearly 51 years with the State of Rhode 
Island. He was principal civil engineer in 
the design section of the engineering de- 
partment. 

^ ^ Nancy True Burns is teaching re- 
^bi^U medial reading at Blessed Sacra- 
ment School in Washington, D.C. 

^ ^ When Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth 
^■1^7 Armstrong attended the reunion, 
they were just back from 16 months in the 
Philippines. Ken directed the construction 
of a major facility for making ice cream 
in the Manila area, a project similar to one 
which occupied him for a year and a half 
in Dublin a while back. {Among other 
out-of-town men at the reunion were Mc- 
Clellan, Ray Henshaw, Wally Henshaw, 
Martin, Decker, Brady, and Summerfield.) 

John J. O'Brien, living in retirement 
in Barrington, delights his fellow Rhode 
Islanders with offerings from his pungent 
pen. Among the more recent offerings were 
"Tales of a Blacksmith Shop" in the 1971 
Rhode Island Yearbook and "Reflections on 
the Barrington River" in the Leisure sec- 
tion of the Providence Sunday Journal for 
May 2. 

<* Jt Clarence Chaffee, retired coach at 
^*X Williams College, is the New Eng- 
land senior tennis champion for men 65 
and over. He won the title in June by de- 
feating Steve Harris of Chestnut Hill, 6-2, 
6-0. 

Mildred Murray Jackson and her hus- 
band have returned from a 22-day Alpine 
tour and a third trip to England. 



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*% (■ John E. Pemberton has retired as 
^^ ^ president and chairman of the 
board of the Blackstone Valley Electric Co., 
Lincoln, R.I., after 45 years of service. 

Benjamin D. Roman has been elected 
president of the Class of 1925, succeeding 
the late Harry Hoffman. A meeting of class 
officers and reunion committee members 
will be held in the near future to initiate 
long-range plans for the 50th reunion in 
1975. 

Judge Norman O. Tietjens of Ohio 
retired June 1 as a judge of the United 
States Tax Court, a position he has held 
since 1950. He received his original ap- 
pointment from President Truman and was 
reappointed for a second 12-year term in 
1962 by President Kennedy. A magna cum 
laude graduate of Brown, he earned his 
law degree at the University of Michigan 
in 1930. 

<% /T Joseph W. Ress, Rhode Island 
^17 business executive and community 
leader and treasurer of the University, re- 
ceived an honorary Doctor of Humanitarian 
Service degree from Providence College 
in June. "Your measure," the citation said, 
"is that of the complete man because you 
have served in every significant dimension 
of civilized life from the fine arts to the 
most volatile urban situations. You have 
brought to the most pressing affairs a deep 
and ancient view of the worth of every 
man." 

^ py Dr. Jeremy F. Bagster-Collins, who 
^^J joined Finch College in 1938, has 
been elected the first faculty trustee. He is 
chairman of the English department and a 
senior faculty member. 

T. Edward Beehan is a member of the 
board of directors of Aerojet-General Corp., 
El Monte, Calif. 

Hazel Gilbert MacDonald, chairman 
of the math department at East Providence 
High School since 1966, has retired. She 
expects to do a great deal of traveling with 
a friend who also retired this year from 
the same high school. She hopes to go to 
the Gaspe Peninsula in January, and to 
the Greek Islands in the spring. 

Eugene M. Purver is director of labor 
relations for Columbia Broadcasting Sys- 
tem, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif. 

^ rt Harriet Silver Cooper is teaching 
^^^y piano and organ and substituting 
at the organ in two different churches. 

I. Willard CruU, former president of 
Campana Corporation, Batavia, 111., has been 
named chairman of its board. President of 
Campana since 1942, Bill has been associ- 
ated with the company since 1928. He 
continues as vice-president of Purex Corp., 
Ltd., Lakewood, Calif., of which Campana 
is a division. 

Eleanor Leonard Laird has received an 
honorary degree from the University of 
Dubuque. 

«% ^% The Rev. Dr. Powel Mills Dawley 
^h|3^ has retired from the position of 
sub dean and professor of ecclesiastical his- 
tory at the General Theological Seminary 



in New York. He's now professor emeritus 
of that institution and occupies himself as 
canon of the Diocese of Maine, with re- 
sponsibility for the program of continuing 
education of the clergy. 

Theodore Giddings, though retired, is 
still writing a weekly outdoors column and 
weekly feature article for the Sunday edi- 
tion of The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, 
Mass. 

Albert J. Harvey, Jr., is president of 
Vaporized Coatings, Inc., Milwaukee, Wis. 

Ethel Martus Lawther has been named 
dean of the new School of Health of the 
University of North Carolina at Greens- 
boro. 

David Novick, an economist, is pro- 
gram manager with Rand Corp., Santa 
Monica, Calif. 

Dr. Louis Zocca, professor of English 
at Rutgers University in Newark, has been 
named "Outstanding Teacher of 1970-71" 
by the Alumni Association of the Newark 
College of Arts and Sciences. He has been 
at Rutgers 25 years, serving at various 
times as director of the humanities division 
and chairman of the English department. 
His son, Christopher, was graduated from 
Brown in 1970 and his other boy, Robert, 
is entering his sophomore year on College 
Hill. 

/« ^-k Forrest Andrews, who has been on 
,j\j the Uxbridge (Mass.) High School 
faculty since 1931, has retired. He was 
director of guidance. 

Kennison T. Bosquet has been honored 
for his 25 years of service to the Provi- 
dence Child Guidance Clinic. He joined 
the clinic in 1946 after being discharged 
from the Army, later serving as chief clin- 
ical psychologist (1946-65) and as acting 
director (1966-67). Kennison is a diplomate, 
clinical psychology, of the American Psy- 
chological Association and a fellow of the 
American Orthopsychiatric Association. 

Bernice Church Hull, who joined the 
Norwich (Conn.) Free Academy in 1932, 
has retired from its language department. 
She was a Spanish instructor at the school. 

Dorothy McQueston has retired as 
head of the English department at Gate- 
way Regional Junior-Senior High School 
in Chester, Mass., after completing 41 
years of teaching. 

Dr. John A. Murtagh, Jr., has retired 
as professor of otolaryngology at Dart- 
mouth Medical School and the Hitchcock 
Clinic in Hanover, N.H. 

Eldora Wright Stevens has retired after 
35 years of teaching, the last 22 in the 
Saxtons River (Vt.) Elementary School. 

^-f Dr. Frank E. Hemelright has re- 
^/ JL tired as chairman of the board 
of Northeastern National Bank, Scranton, 
Pa. He became president of the predecessor 
First National Bank of Scranton in 1954, 
and chairman and chief executive officer of 
the Northeastern National in 1969. 

John M. Kenny is a manager at Pierce 
Buick, Inc., an automobile firm in Paw- 
tucket, R.I. 

Evelyn Griffiths MacDonald has retired 



as dean of women at Attleboro High 
School after 40 years in the field of edu- 
cation, 37 of them connected with the At- 
tleboro School System. 

Westcott E. S. Moulton has been 
elected president of the Williston (Mass.) 
Academy chapter of the Cum Laude So- 
ciety. He also has been named a member 
of the board of directors of the Sand Dam 
Pond Association in Chepachet, R.I. 

Cecil E. Roche took an early retire- 
ment from ITT Export Corporation, New 
York City, and is now director of sales 
promotion and marketing with Bergen 
Machine and Tool Co. Inc., Nutley, N.J. 

^ ^ Harold W. Crogan has retired and 
^7^^ his new address is P.O. Box 187, 
Little Switzerland, N.C. 

Beatrice Silverstein has retired after 
36 years of teaching in the Stonington 
(Conn.), school system. 

The Venerable Frederic P. Williams, 
archdeacon of the Diocese of Indianapolis, 
has been elected chairman of the Joint 
Commission on Church Music. 

/« /* Dr. Henry M. Goldman continues 
^ ^ as dean of the graduate school of 
dentistry at Boston University. 

^ M Eugene E. Adam, in real estate 
^ Tt management work, is vice-presi- 
dent of Albert B. Ashforth, Inc., New York 
City. 

Myron F. Rosskopf (GS) has been ap- 
pointed to the Clifford Brewster Upton 
Chair in mathematical education at Teach- 
ers College, Columbia University. 

/y «v Vincent DiMase, Providence build- 
^J ^ ing inspection department direc- 
tor, has become the first Rhode Islander 
to serve as president of the Building Offi- 
cials and Code Administrators International 
organization. Vin was designated "Engi- 
neer of the Year" by the Rhode Island So- 
ciety of Professional Engineers in 1968. 

Richard A. Jamison is vice-president 
and treasurer of C. T. Williams & Co., 
Baltimore, Md. 

Luther L. Rowland is an international 
radio announcer and commentator for the 
U.S. Information Agency, Washington, D.C. 

William J. Splaine is credit manager 
for Massachusetts Electric Co., Maiden, 
Mass. 

^ /f David W. Kierst is general man- 
^O 3ger of Town & Country Furniture 
Showrooms, Brownsville, Texas. 

Margaret Scott Tekeli, a Columbia 
Law School graduate in 1940, is practicing 
law in the newly created Office of Public 
Defender in Honolulu. 

Ernest C. Wilks is chairman of the 
board at Automobile Mutual Insurance 
Company of America and Factory Mutual 
Liability Insurance Company of America, 
Providence. He's also president of AMIGA 
Life Insurance Co. 

Dr. Joseph A. Yacovone, chief of the 
division of dental health in the Rhode Is- 



39 



land Department of Health, has been 
elected president for 1971-72 of the New 
England Health Association. 



37 

office. 



Edward R. Bancroft has joined 
IBM in its New Haven, Conn., 



Hugh H. Conklin has joined WP.D.S. 
Shields Co., Old Greenwich, Conn., as a 
sales engineer in packaging and machinery 
systems. 

Donald L. Daniels of Newton, Mass., 
has formed a new partnership known as 
Daniels Dreyfus Financial Planning Serv- 
ice. The new organization is a continuation 
of Dons many years in the estate and 
financial planning business, both in the 
life insurance and investment end of finan- 
cial planning. The new firm will specialize 
in retirement financial plans, including 
pensions, profit sharing, and estate and 
business conservation. Don has been 
elected the first president of the Greater 
Boston Association of Financial Planners, 
the local chapter of the International As- 
sociation of Financial Planners. 

Dr. Albert I. Rachlin has been pro- 
moted to research director for chemical 
development at Hoffman Le Rocha Lab- 
oratories in New Jersey. 

Erika Schnurmann has completed her 
second year as director of the Kearny 
(N.J.) Public Library. She successfully in- 
stituted at the library a coordinated year- 
long program for the chief ethnic groups in 
the town. 

^ <2 C;°\'^''"0'' Frank Licht of Rhode Is- 
OO 'and was awarded the honorary 
Doctor of Humane Letters degree at com- 
mencement exercises of the Cincinnati 
School of Hebrew Union College-Jewish 
Institute of Religion. 

Dr. John A. Davison, a physical chem- 
ist, is a research associate at Uniroyal, Inc., 
Oxford, Conn. 

Reuben B. Johnson (GS) has retired 
as director of alumni relations at the Uni- 
versity of Connecticut. 

Michael E. Turcone, one of Brown's 
outstanding football players in the 1930s, 
has been elected district governor for 
1971-72 of Lions International District 42. 
Mike has been a registered building con- 
tractor for the past 30 years. 

Hiram Wolf is owner of Arch & Wolf 
Realty Co., Newport News, Va. 

Dr. J. William Zabor (GS) has been 
appointed vice-president, corporate devel- 
opment, of United States Gypsum Co. He 
had served as vice-president of research 
and development since joining U.S.G. in 
1956. The company's research center is lo- 
cated in Des Plaines, III. 

'JQ Samuel N. Bogorad has been 
^3^ elected second vice-president of 
the College English Association. 

Nicholas Carifio is assistant vice-presi- 
dent of the Diners Club in Los Angeles, 
Calif. 

Robert L. Scowcroft has joined Nelson 
Electric's division of Sola Basic Industries, 
Tulsa, Okla., as sales manager. 

James F. Trickett, Jr., is traffic man- 



ager for the Courier-Citizen Co., Lowell, 
Mass. 

Katherine Tucker is a member of the 
staff at the Rhode Island Historical Soci- 
ety, Providence. 

A f\ D''- Bertram H. Buxton, Jr., was 
tIV/ the main speaker at graduation 
ceremonies at Providence Country Day 
School. His son. Brad, was among the 
graduates and was the recipient of the 
Robert Arthur Lavan Memorial Athletic 
Award. Brad entered Brown this fall. 

Clyde K. Fisk, immediate past presi- 
dent of the New Jersey Society of Profes- 
sional Engineers, has been named town- 
ship engineer in Branchburg. Clyde had 
been vice-president of Harold J. Hamilton 
Associates, a Livingston firm specializing 
in engineering and land surveying. Resi- 
dents of Middlesex, the Fisks have five 
sons. 

The Rev. John H. Evans is rector of 
Union Church, Claremont, N.H., now 
celebrating its bicentennial year. 

Herman B. Goldstein is general man- 
ager of the chemical division of Sun Chem- 
ical Corp., Chester, S.C. 

Donald S. McNeil is now vice-presi- 
dent of Curry College in Milton, Mass. 

The Rev. Alan H. Moore is minister at 
Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 
Danvers, Mass. 

Henry L. Wilder, Jr., owns and op- 
erates the Pine Tree Farms in Monroe, La. 

A "t The Rev. John A. Cranston, Jr., an 
4 JL Episcopal priest, is headmaster at 
The New School, Newport, R.I. 

Walter Creese, professor of architec- 
ture at the University of Illinois, has been 
cited by the Smithsonian Institute of 
Washington, D.C., for his historical studies 
on the effect of American government on 
the arts in America from the time of 
President Washington. During the 1969-70 
academic year. Creese was visiting associ- 
ate at the MIT-Harvard Joint Center for 
Urban Studies. This spring he was one of 
four members of the Illinois faculty win- 
ning Guggenheim Fellowships. 

Albert J. Jefferson is vice-president of 
manufacturing for the consumer product 
group of Warner-Lambert Co., Morris 
Plains, N.J. 

Dr. Robert Lougee, a German history 
scholar who was head of the University of 
Connecticut's department of history from 
1960-69, has been appointed dean of the 
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at 
UConn. He received his Ph.D. from Brown 
in 1952. 

Donald MacAusland is vice-president 
of Gourmet, "the magazine of good liv- 
ing," New York City. 

The Rev. Ronald A. Norton has re- 
ceived a master of divinity degree from 
the Philadelphia Divinity School. 

A ^ Ponzi A. Angelone has been 
^kmU elected president of the General 
Agents and Managers Association of 
Rhode Island. He is district manager in 
Cranston for the Metropolitan Life In- 
surance Co. 



Dr. John N. Ashworth, after several 
years in industry, has returned to the Na- 
tional Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., 
as chief of the laboratory of blood and 
blood products. 

William C. Giles, Jr., has been elected 
chairman of the American International 
College board of trustees. 

George T. Giraud, who has been in the 
securities business in Providence for 11 
years, has assumed the position of man- 
ager of Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis, 
a Providence brokerage firm. 

Dr. Leland W. Jones is one of three 
new trustees appointed by Barrington (R.I.) 
College. The Providence surgeon has 
served as the college's physician for the 
past five years. 

Theodore P. Malinowski is director of 
marketing at Alcolac Inc., Baltimore, Md., 
a specialty chemical firm. 

Thornton M. Richards is a self-em- 
ployed scrimshaw artist and ivory engraver 
in F.drhaven, Mass. 

Dr. F. Karl Willenbrock, director of 
the Institute for Applied Technology, Na- 
tional Bureau of Standards, has been 
elected a director of the American Soci- 
ety for Testing and Materials. A member 
of many professional societies. Dr. Willen- 
brock has been particularly active in the 
Institute of Electrical and Electronics En- 
gineers, serving as vice-president for pub- 
lications in 1966-68 and president in 1969. 

A ^ Ruth Blake is starting her fourth 
*K0 year as educational consultant to 
children attending British military schools 
in Jagerallee, Germany. 

Joseph A. Callanan is editor and man- 
ager of publications at Marathon Oil Co., 
Findley, Ohio. 

Dr. Richard M. Chadbourne, a special- 
ist in 19th century French literature, has 
been named to head the Department of 
Romance Studies at the University of 
Calgary. Honored for his ability as both 
a teacher and researcher. Dr. Chadbourne 
has received a manuscript award from the 
Modern Language Association of America, 
a research fellowship from the American 
Council of Learned Societies, and an award 
for teaching excellence from the French 
Ministry of Education. 

Dr. Edwin B. Knauft (GS) has been 
named vice-president, corporate social re- 
sponsibility, at Aetna Life & Casualty Co., 
Hartford. 

Steward T. MacNeill, Jr., is a construc- 
tion superintendent for Edward H. Dickin- 
son & Co., Inc., Baltimore, Md. 

Fred A. Manley has been appointed to 
a newly created position of director of 
sales at McNally Bros. Inc., New York City. 
He has most recently been vice-president 
and general manager of Incentive Travel 
Developers, Inc. 

Frederick Mason, Jr., trust officer at 
the Rhode Island Hospital Trust National 
Bank, has received a certificate of gradu- 
ation from the School of Banking at Wil- 
liams College. 

Thomas McKone has been named 
manager of international engineering at 



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General Electric. In his new position, he 
will be responsible for providing design 
engineering for all gas turbine units for 
the overseas market, working out of Sche- 
nectady, N.Y, 

John W. Morris has been appointed 
field sales coordinator by Pearson Yachts 
of Portsmouth, R.I. 

Dr. A. Harry Sharbaugh (GS) is the 
new manager of the plasma physics branch 
at the General Electric Research and De- 
velopment Center, Schenectady, N.Y. 

Henry J. Pilote, Jr., has been named 
assistant principal of personnel services 
at Santa Rita High School, Tucson, Ariz. 

Enid Wilson has been elected presi- 
dent of the Boston branch of the American 
Association of University Women. She is 
employed at Boston University as a senior 
cataloguer in the University Libraries. 

Jt M John D. Baer is executive vice- 
■JC*4 president of Edwards Baking Co., 
Atlanta, Ga. 

Domenic Basile has been elected to 
the board of trustees of Bishop Feehan 
High School in Attleboro, Mass. 

Cristy Karr has been appointed man- 
ager of operations at Chapman Valve Co., 
Indian Orchard, Mass. 

Roger W. Sampson is manager of ad- 
vance capability and resources analysis at 
McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co., 
Huntington Beach, Calif. 

Philip A. Simpson spends the warm 
months in New England and the winter 
months in the South. From May 15 to 
October 15, he owns and directs the Sun- 
set Pass Campground in Winthrop, Maine, 
and from Oct. 15 to May 14, he serves as 
a charter pilot in Florida. 

Jl IJJ Walter G. Ahern is a member of 
"it^ 'l^s asbestos textile sales team 
which recently won the first annual "Focus 
on Excellence" award offered by Raybestos- 
Manhattan, Inc. 

Robert M. Babcock handles machine 
tool sales for Brown & Sharpe Manufac- 
turing Co., Bellwood, III. 

Kenneth Lindsay, Jr., has been ap- 
pointed president of Video Engineers, Inc., 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Robert E. Rounds, a former assistant 
vice-president of Starkweather & Shepley, 
Inc., Providence, has been promoted to 
vice-president. 

Leslie Miner Taylor is a special events 
assistant at Rhode Island School of Design. 

/I /T Frank J. Delzio, who joined West- 
^Xt7 inghouse Electric Corporation in 
1947, has been named a regional vice- 
president for Europe, with headquarters in 
Paris. 

Nicholas S. Velles and his wife of New 
London, Conn., have announced the birth 
of a daughter. Flora Anne, June 11. 

Allen N. Young has been named an 
assistant secretary of Starkweather & Shep- 
ley, Inc., Providence. 

/t p» Robert K. Aitken, former division 
■Jy head at Hazeltine Corporation, has 
joined the New York Telephone Company 



Henry Brownell: A 'mistake' in 1947 
led to a presidency in 1971 



It's only been nine months :ince Henry G. 
Brownell '45 was named president of 
Higbee Co., a major department store 
company in Cleveland, but already he's 
beginning to feel the effects of the slowed- 
down economy. 

"We envision some difficult days ahead 
for our men's regular clothing department," 
Brownell says. "No question about it, the 
prices on men's suits are too high. But, in 
contrast, the men's sportswear business is 
coming on strong." 

One of the problems facing the new 
Higbee president is the national battle 
being fought between the downtown and 
the suburban stores. There has been a 
swing to suburbia during the past decade, 
but Brownell is bullish about the future of 
downtown stores over the long run. 

"As far as Higbee Company is con- 
cerned, the vitality of downtown is essen- 
tial to the survival of our men's wear busi- 
ness," Brownell says. "The strength of our 
downtown operation acts as a bell cow for 
our branch locations. We continue to sell 
the majority of our higher-priced clothing 
in the downtown store. And I think this is 
basically true with stores like ours all over 
the country." 

Brownell, who had directed men's wear 
merchandising at Higbee's since 1962, feels 
that department stores must develop a 
closer relationship with its men's wear cus- 
tomers ."We have just got to be chummier," 
he says. Brownell is a firm advocate of the 
theory that men tend to buy from a sales- 
man they have faith in, someone they have 
traded with over the years. 

There are those in the business who 
believe that the days are past when a store 
such as Higbee's can compete head-on with 
the big independent men's wear stores 
which have big suit and coat inventories. 
Brownell doesn't agree. 

"A few years ago I would have had 
trouble answering that question. Today I 
can answer with an unequivocal 'yes' as 
the complexion of the men's business is 
swinging away from those specialty stores 
that offer only dominant coat and suit in- 
ventories. Moreover, I think that depart- 
ment stores are on the verge of a rebirth as 
consumers seek more service and a wider 
assortment of merchandise." 

Brownell's personal preferences in 
clothing are basically traditional. He enjoys 
Norman Hilton, Malcolm Kenneth, and 
Gant, with an occasional step-out into a 
conservative Bill Blass. In sportswear, his 
tastes vary to the occasion. 

"I think men's fashions have somewhat 



stabilized," he says. "The two-bottom, 
wider-lapel suit should be the key model 
for the next few seasons. The return to 
quiet elegance and neo-classicism is a re- 
freshing change." 

Although Brownell entered Brown in 
1941 right out of Taunton (Mass.) High 
School, he didn't graduate until 1947, 
thanks to three years of destroyer duty as 
a lieutenant commander in the Pacific. He 
started with Higbee's the same year, al- 
though he acquired the job strictly by 
accident. 

"On my way to Detroit for a job in- 
terview, I walked into Higbee's from the 
adjoining train terminal by mistake. I 
liked the store so much I applied for a job 
and became a trainee in the operating di- 
vision. All of which may prove that I know 
more about clothes than I do about train 
stations." 

Brownell proved himself a good com- 
pany man by marrying one of the models 
in the store, Patricia Cooney. They and 
their three children, Anne 11, Brenton 9, 
and Henry 3, reside in Shaker Heights, 
Ohio. 




Henry Brownell: bullish 
about downtown stores. 



41 



as an engineer in electronics and commu- 
nication. 

Robert R. Bair has retired, after six 
years' service, as secretary of the Mary- 
land State Bar Association. 

Florence Clark was married to Joseph 
Frank in January, 1969. He is head of the 
English department at the University of 
Massachusetts in Amherst. Florence is a 
candidate there for an A.M. in English. 

Eugene M. Grummer has been elected 
vice-chairman of the New York Cotton 
Exchange. 

Arthur E. Hatch, Jr., is president and 
manufacturers representative of A. E. 
Hatch & Associates, Inc., Syracuse. 

Raymond E. Johnson has been named 
associate creative director of the Boston 
advertising firm of Harold Cabot & Co., 
Inc. 

Natalie Brush Lewis has been elected 
to Who's Who in The East. An art major, 
she has only been active as a professional 
artist for four years. 

/t Q Mary Zaidan Aposhian is teach- 
■jfO ing chemistry at the Friends 
School in Baltimore, Md. 

Ann Hagaman Burton is listed in 
Who's Who of American Women. 

Nancy Cantor Eddy recently held a 
one-woman show of watercolor paintings 
in Framingham, Mass. The exhibition in- 
cluded watercolors on rice paper, silk, and 
nylon. 

Joseph Favino, president of Favino 
Mechanical Construction Co., Newburgh, 
N.Y., has been named a director of High- 
land National Bank. 

Muriel Simon Flanzbaum has been 
named assistant project director of Project 
SECAP, a Model Cities project providing 
services to the elderly in the Providence 
area. 

Nancy Hamlen Gibson is in her second 
term as president of the Westerly Hospital 
Aid Association, a member of the steer- 
ing committee of the Hospital Association 
of Rhode Island, and as a member of the 
board of trustees of Westerly Hospital. 

Robert E. Grant has been elected presi- 
dent of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Or- 
chestra. A Barrington resident, he is presi- 
dent of the Grant Capital Management 
Corporation and a member of the Rhode 
Island Commission for Higher Education 
Facilities. 

J. Thomas Kershaw, former assistant 
vice-president and secretary of Stark- 
weather & Shepley, Inc., of Providence, 
has been elected vice-president. He retains 
his secretaryship. 

Vincent J. Kirby, vice-president of 
sales and marketing with Mrs. Smith's Pie 
Co., has received the first Frozen Food 
Marketer of the Year award from the Mar- 
keting Executives Club of New York. Dur- 
ing Kirby's tenure, the company has broad- 
ened its product line with the introduc- 
tion of new varieties and larger size pies. 
The firm's packaging was also revamped, 
winning awards in 1965 and 1966. Making 
the presentation to Kirby in New York 
was a classmate, Adrian P. Becker, a 
member of the Marketing Club. 



Ruth Carew Laurent is listed in the 

1970 (first edition) of Directory of Ameri- 
can Women Composers. She is an organist 
and choir director at the Central Baptist 
Church, Providence. 

Dana G. Leavitt, president of Oak- 
land-based Transamerica Title Insurance 
Co., has been named a group vice-president 
of the parent firm, Transamerica Corpora- 
tion. A resident of Orinda, Calif., Dana is 
regional director of Brown's Program for 
the Seventies. 

Dorothy Maddren has been appointed 
assistant director of staff development in 
nursing service at Rhode Island Hospital. 

Donald Maffucci has been named as- 
sistant plant manager of maintenance at 
Texaco's Eagle Point Refinery, Westville, 
N.J. 

Bernard Nemtzow, vice-president and 
general counsel of Borden, Inc., has been 
named a director of the New York firm. 

Evelyn Roberts Nichols is a part-time 
public health nursing supervisor in Hohe 
County, N.C. 

Kendrick Robertson Nuttall is work- 
ing part-time as a psychometrist at the 
Madisonville (Ky.) regional mental health 
clinic. 

Dominick J. Nuzzo is an estimator for 
Philadelphia Electric Co., Plymouth Meet- 
ing, Pa. 

Selma Herman Savage has received 
recognition for her oil paintings. In Febru- 
ary she received honorable mention in the 
Greater Fall River Art Club's Sunday 
Painter Show. A month later, her work 
was accepted in an open painting show 
at the Providence Art Club, and then in 
April she exhibited in the Lincoln Art 
Festival. 

Herman F. Schriefer has been named 
industrial relations manager of the Ford 
Customer Service Division, Ford Marketing 
Corporation, Dearborn Mich. Prior to that 
he was foreign service administration 
manager. 

Lenore Saffer Tagerman has been re- 
elected to her third three-year term as 
a Belmont (Mass.) town meeting member. 

Dr. Charles W. Tait (GS) has been 
appointed to the newly-created position of 
vice-president and director of marketing 
for Aerojet Solid Propulsion Co., Sacra- 
mento. A member of the firm for the past 
decade. Dr. Tait had been serving as 
comptroller. 

Thelma Chun-Hoon Zan is serving as 
president of the Queen's Medical Center 
Auxiliary in Framingham Centre, Mass. 

M ^^ Robert J. Albert is president and 
*JC3' treasurer of Eastern Fireproofing 
Corporation, South Lawrence, Mass. 

Richard H. Brunell, an artist and 
graphic designer, is professor of graphic 
communication at the Washington Univer- 
sity School of Fine Arts. 

William S. Gallagher is a sales execu- 
tive in business development with Arthur 
G. McKee & Co., Chicago. 

Lee H. Grischy has been elected vice- 
president and trust investment officer in 
charge of the trust department's investment 



staff of Commerce Bank of Kansas City, 
Mo. 

Claire Davis Harrison is music super- 
visor in the Plainville (Mass.) schools. She 
also does extensive solo singing with op- 
eratic groups. 

Dr. Daniel B. Krinsley (GS) received a 
Ph.D. degree from the University of Mary- 
land and is a geologist and chief of the 
special projects group, U.S. Geological 
Survey, Washington, D.C. His published 
thesis was mailed to the Brown University 
Library. 

George T. LaBonne, Jr., has been 
named general agent for National Life In- 
surance Company of Vermont and will 
head a new office of the Montpelier, Vt., 
mutual life firm. He also heads the La- 
Bonne Life Insurance Agency, Inc., and 
G. T. LaBonne Associates, Inc., both lo- 
cated in Connecticut. 

William F. McCormick, Jr., has ac- 
cepted a position as a life and health in- 
surance agent for Equitable Life in Hunt- 
ington, N.Y. 

Joyce Black Moore is a medical record 
librarian at Shore Memorial Hospital, Som- 
ers Point, N.J. 

Robert E. Pettit has been named Ar- 
kansas regional claims manager for MFA 
Insurance Co. in Little Rock. 

Joseph J. Rosa, who retired from the 
Air Force in 1964, is a professor of psy- 
chology at the University of Dayton. 

Barbara Maskell Rosenberg, who re- 
ceived an Ed.M. degree from the Univer- 
sity of Vermont, has accepted a position as 
director of counseling at Champlain Col- 
lege. Her husband, Allan '46, is manager of 
Lynn Projects Manufacturing with General 
Electric Co. 

Robert F. Rougvie, a bridge and build- 
ing supervisor for the Penn Central Trans- 
portation Co. in Stamford, Conn., is re- 
sponsible for all bridges and buildings 
on the PC railroad between New York and 
New Haven. 

Morris P. Schwartz is a registered 
representative and district manager of Van- 
sanco Services Inc., a subsidiary of The 
Vance Sanders Co., Pawtucket, R.I. 

Alban G. Sheehan is a civil and as- 
sistant layout engineer for the Massachu- 
setts Department of Public Works, Boston. 

Conrad G. Swanson, a district repre- 
sentative for MFB Mutual Insurance Com- 
pany for the past 22 years, is a resident 
of East Greenwich, R.I., where he is active 
in community affairs. 

pv>^ Arleen Bamberg Arnold has ac- 
^\J cepted a position as librarian at 
the Weed Memorial Branch Library in 
Stamford, Conn. Her husband, Richard 
'50, is project manager in urban education 
for A.T. & T. in New York. 

John S. Blum is vice-president, secre- 
tary, and treasurer of Kramer, Miller and 
Associates, Inc., San Francisco manage- 
ment consultants. 

Robert T. Brotherton is employment 
counselor with Management Personnel 
Search, Inc., San Francisco. 

William J. Cochrane, Jr., executive 
vice-president of the Pawtucket Institution 



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for Savings and the Pawtucket Trust Co., 
has been elected to the executive council 
of the Rhode Island Bankers Association 
for a three-year term. 

Edmund R. Ettele is assistant to the 
director at the Boston PubUc Library. 

The Rev. Emil P. John has been reap- 
pointed pastor at Trinity United Methodist 
Church, Providence. He continues as night 
editor at the Providence Journal-Bulletin. 

Malcolm B. Niedner has been named 
executive vice-president of Harper-Atlantic 
Sales, Inc., Summit, N.J. In addition to 
his new responsibilities, he will continue as 
national sales manager of the firm. 

George E. Paterno is head football 
coach at the U.S. Merchant Marine Acad- 
emy, Kings Point, N.Y. 

Robert N. Pollock, CLU, manager of 
the Rochester group office of Massachusetts 
Mutual Life Insurance Co., has received 
his company's 1970 Northeast Region 
Group Man of the Year award. He was 
number one in the United States among the 
company's group field force. 

Harold L. Rauch, who has been act- 
ing head of the zoology department at the 
University of Massachusetts, has been 
named department chairman. 

Robert A. Robinson delivered the 
commencement address and received the 
Litt.D. degree this spring at the Episcopal 
Theological Seminary in Lexington, Ky. 
Bob serves as president of the Church 
Pension Fund and Affiliates in New York 
City. 

Joseph M. Sousa, chief probation 
officer at the Third District Court in New 
Bedford, Mass., and former chairman of 
the board of trustees of Southeastern 
Massachusetts University, has been 
awarded an honorary degree from SMU. 

Robert N. Stoecker, president of Con- 
tinental Bronze Co., Pawtucket, has been 
elected president of the Pawtucket-Black- 
stone Valley Chamber of Commerce. 

Dr. John E. Szatai is manager of J. E. 
Szatai & Associates, consulting geologists 
in East Norwalk, Conn. 

Bertram A. C. Udovin has been pro- 
moted to captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve. 
He is employed by TRW Systems (an 
aerospace company in Washington, D.C.) 
as a senior district representative. 

JJ*** Thomas F. Brady, vice-president of 
^JL Old Colony Co-operative Bank, 
Pawtucket, has been named a director of 
the American Savings & Loan Institute. 

Dr. Robert J. Cotter is a research de- 
velopment manager for Union Carbide Cor- 
poration, Bound Brook, N.J. 

C. Frank Gifford, Jr., former branch 
manager of Henderson Associates, Inc., 
has formed his own company, Frank Gif- 
ford & Co., Somerset, Mass. Frank has had 
many years' experience as a fire and ma- 
rine adjuster and appraiser. 

John D. Gould, certified public ac- 
countant, is a general partner in Whinney, 
Murray, Ernst & Ernst in Paris, France. 



E. Eugene Jemail is serving the Cin- 
cinnati Symphony Orchestra, now in its 
76th year, as treasurer and trustee. 

Robert E. Lenker is associate vice- 
president for university services at Tem- 
ple University. A resident of Millersburg, 
Pa., Bob had been borough secretary for 
ten years and had been employed as dep- 
uty executive director of the General State 
Authority since 1967. He also is the owner 
and operator of the Keystone Broom 
Works. 

Robert W. Randall is associate pro- 
fessor of history at the University of Ken- 
tucky. 

Roland E. Reed has been named asso- 
ciate secretary of the policyholder service 
at Connecticut Mutual Life, Hartford. 

The Rev. Allan E. Smith recently re- 
turned from West Africa and is serving 
as a priest at the Holy Cross Monastery, 
West Park, N.Y. 

Lawrence N. Spitz, long-time Rhode 
Island area labor leader, is administra- 
tive assistant to Walter J. Burke, secretary- 
treasurer of the United Steel Workers, 
America's second largest industrial union. 
He also draws special assignments from 
USW President I. W. Abel. 

Thomas Swindells has been promoted 
to superintendent of operations by the 
Valley Gas Co., Cumberland, R.I. 

William R. Taber is district manager 
of Bristol Laboratories, a Syracuse phar- 
maceutical firm. 

Charles E. Trowbridge has been 
elected president of the Personnel Execu- 
tives' Club of the Greater Providence 
Chamber of Commerce. He is personnel 
officer of the Industrial National Bank of 
Rhode Island. 

Dr. George Wallerstein is chairman 
of the department of astronomy at the 
University of Washington. 

Mason B. Williams is project man- 
ager with Bowerman Bros. Inc., Providence. 

g" ^ Benjamin D. Berkman has been 
^ ^^ appointed assistant to the presi- 
dent at Chemicals Group, Crompton & 
Knowles Corporation, New York City. He 
holds an M.B.A. in marketing from New 
York University. 

Robert M. Boynton (GS) is the new 
chairman of the department of psychology 
at the University of Rochester. 

Norman Davidson has accepted a posi- 
tion with E. F. Hutton & Co., Boston. 

Rogers Elliott has been promoted to 
professor of psychology at Dartmouth. 

Wini Blacher Galkin's daughter, Ellen, 
is a freshman at Brown. Ellen's grand- 
mother was the late Esther Gleckman 
Blacher '29. 

David G. Lubrano is vice-president 
and treasurer of National Medical Care, 
Inc., Brookline, Mass. 

George B. Millard, who has been 
serving with the Peace Corps for the last 
three years, is now stationed in Uruguay 
but was in Peru during last year's earth- 
quake. 



j— n* U. Col. A. E. Anderson, USMC, 
^^ two years ago attended the United 
Kingdom Joint Services Staff College in 
Latimer, England. Upon completion of the 
course, he was appointed an instructor 
at Marine Corps Command and Staff Col- 
lege, Quantico, Va. In June he was appointed 
director of plans for Headquarters, United 
States Military Assistance Command, Viet- 
nam. 

Harold J. MacDonald has been named 
plant manager with Pearson Yachts of 
Portsmouth, R.I., a division of Grumman 
Allied Industries, Inc. 

Dr. William E. Ohnesorge has been 
promoted to professor of chemistry at Le- 
high University. 

Alvio G. Ortis, vice-president of the 
Columbus National Bank of Rhode Island, 
has been appointed manager of the bank's 
new Smith Street office in Providence. 

Jim Peed has resigned from Drexel 
Enterprises to form his own design and 
market consulting business called Jim 
Peed Associates, Hickory, N.C. 

Frederick P. Westman has moved from 
Naperville, 111., to Rockport, Mass., where 
he has established his own accounting and 
tax consultant firm called General Busi- 
ness Services. 

C /I Rose Thomasian Antosiewicz has 
^ *X received her Ph.D. from UCLA 
and is assistant professor of Italian and 
humanities at the University of New 
Hampshire. 

Clarence C. Barksdale, president of the 
First National Bank in St. Louis, has been 
elected to the advisory board of St. Louis 
Union Trust Co. 

Robert J. Bassett is assistant area di- 
rector with the U.S. Department of Labor 
in Savannah, Ga. 

Constantine L. Berdos has joined A. J. 
White & Co., East Providence, as assistant 
to the president. 

Marshall H. Cohen has received a 
Blue Ribbon National Award from the 
United States Department of Agriculture 
for his "outstanding contributions in 1970 
to foreign agriculture." An economist with 
the Europe and Soviet Union branch of 
the USDA in Washington, Marshall holds 
a master's in Danish economy from 
Georgetown University. He also won a 
first prize in the 1970-71 Israel Photo Con- 
test in competition with 800 entries. 

Dr. Edward J. Gauthier has joined the 
Rhode Island Group Health Association, 
with his office located at the new R.I.G.H.A. 
Building, 200 High Service Ave., North 
Providence. 

Edward W. O'Malley, a member of 
the Pittsburgh group insurance office of 
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., 
has received his firm's 1970 regional 
Group Man of the Year award. 

Dr. Ronald E. Santoni (GS) has been 
appointed chairman of the philosophy de- 
partment at Denison University. 

Russell K. Shaffer has been elected 
president of Richard K. Manoff Advertising 
Agency, New York City, a firm he joined 
five years ago. 

Norman A. Sprinthall, chairman of 



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the guidance program at the Harvard Grad- 
uate School of Education, and his brother, 
Richard C. Sprinthall '52, have signed a 
contract with Addison-Wesley Publishing 
Company to WTite a hook. It will be en- 
titled Educational Psychology: An Intro- 
duction. 

g g Leonard M. Aguiar, now a civil- 
^ ^ ian, is air traffic control instructor 
at Fort Rucker, Ala. 

Vaino A. Ahonen is vice-president and 
manager of Peoples Trust of New Jersey, 
Hackensack, N.J. 

David S. Decker, an insurance under- 
writer, is assistant vice-president of 
Chubb Pacific Indemnity Group, Los An- 
geles, Calif. 

Daniel B. Gale is president of the 
architectural firm of Hellmuth, Obata & 
Kassabaum in San Francisco. 

Louis J. Gauthier, Jr., a retail mer- 
chant, is proprietor of Social Sewing Cen- 
ter, Woonsocket, R.I. 

Henry M. Kelleher has joined the Bos- 
ton law firm of Foley, Hoag & Eliot, after 
11 years as a trial attorney with the Na- 
tional Labor Relations Board. 

Douglas R. Lowe is electrical distribu- 
tor and liaison director for the lamp di- 
vision of General Electric in Cleveland. 

Thomas A. Morie has been named 
publisher of Food Engineering, a special- 
ized business magazine published by Chil- 
ton Co. He had been national advertising 
sales manager of Food Engineering for the 
past year. 

Richard F. Nouriz, senior account ex- 
ecutive with Connecticut General Life in 
Boston, is also treasurer of the Cheese 
Shop of Concord, Mass., and vice-president 
of the Cheese Shop in Hyannis. The 
cheese shops carry over 200 cheeses from 
all over the world. 

Gordon Perry has been promoted by 
Mutual of New York to second vice-presi- 
dent for group pensions. He will serve as 
the chief operating officer of MONY's 
group pension division, with responsibility 
for proposal, installation, and services of 
the company's pension contracts. 

Loren W. Samsel has been appointed 
area manager for New England and New 
York state of Austin Power Co., Cleveland. 
In his new position, he will supervise sales 
of Austin explosives, detonating fuses, and 
blasting supplies to quarries and con- 
tractors in the six New England states and 
New York. 

tf /I George P. Clayson, III, senior vice- 
^ 13 president of Industrial National 
Bank, Providence, has been elected presi- 
dent of the New England chapter of Rob- 
ert Morris Associates. He will direct Rob- 
ert Morris Associates activities for the 84 
banks in the N.E. chapter for a one-year 
term. 

Neil O. Dickerson has been promoted 
to chief of the quality assurance engineer- 
ing department at Western Electric's Mer- 
rimack Valley Works. 

Donald 5. Gardiner is assistant man- 
ager of the Suburban Trust Co., Wheaton, 
Md. 



Joseph E. Panarelli is an associate 
professor of engineering mechanics at the 
University of Nebraska. 

Gordon L. Parker, Jr., vice-president 
for institutional investment in the trust 
division of Rhode Island Hospital Trust 
National Bank, has been elected president 
of The Providence Society of Financial 
Analysts. 

David W. Reynolds has been named 
senior district marketing representative for 
IBM at Pearl River, N.Y. 

Paul Slepian (GS) is a professor of 
mathematics at Howard University, Wash- 
ington, D.C. 

Marvin L. Wilenzik has joined the law 
firm of Gerker, Davenport & Wilenzik in 
Norristown, Pa. 

Dr. Andrew A. Wojcicki is professor 
of chemistry at Ohio State University. 

t^rr Ed Allin is back in the Philippines 
^ y after a year's stint in Thailand. 

George A. Fraizer, project manager at 
Raytheon's Bedford, Mass., laboratories, is 
the inventor of an improved phased array 
antenna. The new antenna for ground- 
based radar systems maintains its effective- 
ness under heavy rainfall conditions. 

Dr. Robert B. Grafton has assumed 
a new position as assistant professor of 
mathematics at Trinity College in Hart- 
ford, 

Dr. Elinor Mondale Gersman has just 
completed her first year as coordinator of 
secondary education and assistant profes- 
sor of urban education in University Col- 
lege at Rutgers University. 

Nathanael Greene has received a Gug- 
genheim Fellowship for 1971-72 which will 
enable him to complete research on a 
project entitled "French Provincial Politics 
in the 1930'5." He had two books published 
during the past year. From Versailles fo 
Vichy: The Third French Republic, 1919- 
1940 and European Socialism Since World 
War I. Dr. Greene is associate professor of 
history at Wesleyan University. 

Frank J. Hills, Jr., is operating an au- 
tomatic sprinkler business in Cranford, 
N.J. He's active in local politics and hunts 
regularly with the Tewksbury Foot Bassets 
"to stay in shape." He was awarded his 
colors this spring. 

Dr. Roy C. Hudson, separated from 
the Navy, has become an associate radiolo- 
gist at Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. 

Paul R. Karan of Scarsdale, N.Y., and 
his wife have announced the birth of a 
son, Steven Lee, on Feb. 8, 1970. 

Dr. Edward B. McLean, an ophthal- 
mologist, is a fellow at Bascom Palmer 
Eye Institute in Miami, Fla. 

Dr. Steven A. Mintzer and his wife 
of West Islip, N.Y., have announced the 
birth of their fifth child and fourth son, 
Peter David, on June 24. 

Maj. Robert A. Norman has been as- 
signed as executive officer to the Deputy 
Commander for Operations with the 4th 
Allied Tactical Air Force, a major NATO 
command. 

Val Pelletier is chief resident in neu- 
rological surgery at the Albany Medical 
Center Hospital, Albany, N.Y. He plans to 



enter private practice in January. 

Philip J. Rubel has been named an as- 
sistant vice-president at the National 
Shawmut Bank of Boston. 

Alan D. Semonite recently crossed the 
Atlantic from the Canary Islands to Bar- 
bados in the West Indies in a 30-foot 
sloop. 

Joseph W. Shaw is assistant professor 
of fine art and archaeology at the Univer- 
sity of Toronto, Canada. 

Orin R. Smith is director of marketing 
with J. T. Baker Chemical, the world's larg- 
est supplier of high purity chemicals. He 
and his wife and two young daughters are 
living in Gladstone, N.J. 

Michael S. Stern has joined the law 
firm of Friedman & Breskin, Mount Ver- 
non, N.Y. 

Hal Sutphen enjoyed a fine summer, 
being appointed Commander in the U.S. 
Navy and making the 1971 edition of Owf- 
stariding Young Men in America. His ad- 
dress: 4437 N. 18th St., Arlington, Va. 

Arthur F. Taylor, executive vice-presi- 
dent of the International Paper Co., has 
been elected to the board of directors of 
the firm. He joined International Paper in 
1970 after having served with The First 
Boston Corporation as vice-president and 
director. 

Frank Toole has been promoted to 
senior vice-president and account director 
with Spitzer, Mills & Bates, Ltd., Canadian 
division of Ted Barten & Co., International. 
He's located in Toronto. 

Michael L. Wilder is controller of the 
Curlator Corporation, East Rochester, N.Y. 

g rt Dr. George P. Antone has been 
^ ^f promoted to associate professor of 
history at Appalachian State University. 
Recipient of a Danforth Foundation Post- 
doctoral Fellowship, he is on leave for the 
current academic year. 

Bicknell B. Atherton is division sales 
manager for Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

George A. Benway, Jr., a real estate 
developer and broker, is a partner in the 
firm of Gourley & Benway Associates in 
Hyannis, Mass. His third child and third 
son, Eric McDonald, was born May 4. 

Thomas Capiris, a former research 
chemist with Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, is 
now associated with Warner-Lambert Re- 
search Institute in Morris Plains, N.J. 

Dr. John M. Corbett entered the 
practice of orthopedic surgery July 1 
with the New Castle Orthopedic Asso- 
ciation, Inc., New Castle, Pa. 

Charles E. Drake is a federal gov- 
ernment marketing specialist for the East- 
man Kodak Company in Washington, D.C. 
His responsibility includes anything to 
do with microfilm in the Library of Con- 
gress, National Archives, Internal Revenue 
Service, and the Department of Health, 
Education & Welfare. 

James C. Furlong is working as a 
London news editor of the Associated 
Press-Dow Jones economic news services. 
He ran in the 1971 Boston Marathon and 
finished three hours behind the winner. 

Douglas S. Gould has received an 



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M.B.A. degree from the University of 
Santa Clara, Calif. 

Carol Jadick Hanson, whose major ac- 
tivity for the last four years has been 
acrylic landscape and abstract painting, 
plans to study this year at the Art Stu- 
dents League. 

R. Donald Hawkinson, owner of 
Hawkinsons Grocery in Minneapolis, 
Minn., has also started the practice of law 
in Minneapolis. 

Gary R. Johnson has accepted a posi- 
tion as assistant to the headmaster and 
director of the humanities program at the 
Riverdale Country Day School for Boys 
in the Bronx, N.Y. 

Peter I. Kuniholm is a graduate stu- 
dent in classical archaeology working to- 
ward a Ph.D. degree at the University of 
Pennsylvania. 

Neil A. McEachren is a Federal govern- 
ment marketing specialist with responsi- 
bility for all Kodak microfilm programs in 
the Navy department. 

Radley D. Sheldrick and his wife of 
Westborough, Mass., have announced the 
birth of their second child and first son, 
Radley Christopher, on June 18. 

Evandro R. Radoccia, Jr., has been 
named a senior trust officer of Industrial 
National Bank, Providence. He began his 
career with Industrial National's trust and 
investment division in 1961. 

H. Sharpe Ridout is a financial analyst 
and assistant to the president of Avionics 
Investing Corporation, New York City. 

Roy H. Smith, III, is director of the 
data processing school of International 
Data Center of Akron, Ohio, the area's 
oldest and largest computer school. 

Richard F. Steele is a field engineer 
with Raytheon Service Co., Burlington, 
Mass. 

Leigh A. Wilson has formed a business 
firm called Leigh A. Wilson & Associates, 
Harrington, III. The firm, which will spe- 
cialize in residential building, provides 
advice from the ground up for anyone de- 
siring a quality custom-built home. The 
services include aid in land selection, ar- 
chitectural plans, and financing, in addi- 
tion to construction of the home. 

Paul T. Wilson, Jr., has been appointed 
regional manager for the individual lines 
(accident and health) division of Conti- 
nental Casualty Co., Orlando, Fla. Con- 
tinental Casualty is a subsidiary of CNA 
Financial Corporation of Chicago. 

Robert C. Wood, executive vice-presi- 
dent of People's Savings Bank and People's 
Trust Co., Providence, has been elected by 
the Rhode Island Bankers Association to 
serve on the board of trustees for the 
School of Banking at Williams College. 

Constance Hansen Wright has been 
named promotion manager of radio sta- 
tion KHVH, Kailua, Hawaii. 

JJfQ Dr. A. Robert Bellows is a fellow 
^ Z^ at the Howe Laboratory of 

Ophthalmology of the Harvard Medical 

School, where his specialty is glaucoma. 

His second child and second son, Kristen 

Robert, was born Nov. 20. 

Allen M. Granda has been promoted 



Tally Palmer: The State Department 
pled guilty to discrimination 



Alison "Tally" Palmer '53, comes from 
a long line of newspapermen, so when she 
graduated from Pembroke it wasn't surpris- 
ing that her first two employers were the 
New York Times and the Christian Science 
Monitor. "Then," she says, "I looked around 
and decided that it wasn't very likely that 
a woman could become a foreign corre- 
spondent." Miss Palmer left the newspaper 
world for a career as a Foreign Service Offi- 
cer, and she has been making news of her 
own ever since. Most recently, she has been 
the subject of Time magazine, Washington 
Post, and television coverage as a cause 
celebre in the service of equal rights for 
women diplomats. Miss Palmer charged 
that, although she was well qualified as an 
African specialist, she had been denied as- 
signments to three embassies in Africa 
simply because she was a woman. 

Her case was assigned to an investi- 
gator who wrote a report saying the facts 
were as she had charged. After a hearing 
by a Civil Service Commission examiner, 
the State Department publicly admitted that 
Miss Palmer's career had been adversely 
affected and announced her promotion to 
the rank of Foreign Service Officer 3. 

Miss Palmer is gratified by her per- 
sonal redress, but the real issue, she says, 
involves due process for all Foreign Service 
employees. She hopes that the publicity 
surrounding her case will help result in an 
adequate grievance system for all State De- 
partment personnel. 

Another precedent-breaking action in 
Tally Palmer's life is that she has applied 
to the Bishop of Washington to be ordained 
as a priest in the Episcopal church. Her ap- 
plication has been accepted and she is now 
a postulant studying for canonical examina- 
tions. The Episcopal Church has not yet 
approved the ordination of women priests, 
but Miss Palmer is confident that the con- 
vention will do so at its 1973 meeting. If 
she is ordained. Miss Palmer intends to 
remain in the Foreign Service as a worker- 
priest. Although she is one of only 15 
women Episcopal postulants in the country, 
she stresses that her decision to enter the 
ministry has nothing to do with women's 
rights. It stems from genuine religious con- 
viction, she says. "I received a vocation 
while I was in Viet Nam and as soon as I 
returned to the United States, I started 
looking into it." 

Her 18-month assignment as a political 
adviser in Viet Nam, she adds, was the only 
time since she left Pembroke when she 
didn't experience discrimination because 
she was a woman. In a critical crisis situa- 



tion like the war, she believes, there is no 
room for the luxury of sex discrimination. 
All that matters is whether you can do the 
job. 

Tally Palmer's Viet Nam stint is far 
from being the only crisis situation she has 
encountered in her career. As a consular 
officer in Leopoldville during the bloody 
days of Congolese independence, she per- 
formed legendary feats of rescue which 
probably saved the lives of half a dozen 
U.S. newsmen and officials. Then Ambas- 
sador Edmund A. Gullion recognized her 
efforts with a rare accolade: "Tally's all 
right," he said. "She sallies forth undaunted 
into the toughest kind of situations just as 
effectively as a hardened male consul 
would." 

Newspaper accounts of Tally Palmer's 
exploits in the Congo are larded with de- 
scriptions of her "girlish gusto and charm" 
and invariably make much of her "petite" 
size. "I'm resigned to it by now," she says. 
"I used to say to reporters, 'now look, fel- 
lows, let's knock it off about all this tiny, 
pint-sized, blue-eyed blonde stuff. It doesn't 
make any difference whether I'm five feet 
or six feet tall.' " 



iniiiN 
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Tally Palmer: For State, 
there was no defense. 



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to professor of psychology at the Univer- 
sity of Delaware. 

Stephen A. Harmon is a co-owner of 
the industrial textile firm of Charles Har- 
mon & Company, Inc., North Miami, Fla. 

Richard \V. Hebert is a sales repre- 
sentative with United States Envelope Co., 
Emeryville, Calif. 

F. Preston Hobart, Jr., has accepted a 
position as a field sales engineer with 
Texas Instruments, Inc., Inglewood, Calif. 

Carl G. Hokanson, Jr., received an 
M.B.A. degree from Harvard last year and 
is vice-president of administration in the 
climate control and housing group for 
Lear Siegler, Inc., Santa Monica, Calif. 

Warren J. Kauffman and his wife of 
W'ynnewood, Pa., have announced the birth 
of their second child and first daughter, 
Rebecca, July 15. 

L. Aaron Mendelson is president of 
Shops for Pappagallo, Springfield, Mass., 
a division of U.S. Shoe Corporation, a 
chain of women's apparel and shoe stores. 

VV. Dallon Moore, Jr., and his wife of 
Washington, Conn., have announced the 
birth of their first child, a son, Theodore 
Dallon, on May 6. 

Stanley T. Plumer, Jr., and his wife 
of Las Crucas, N.M., have announced the 
birth of their second son, Eric, in Novem- 
ber of 1970. 

Robert F. Pyper has been named as- 
sistant retail advertising manager for the 
Providence Journal Co. Bob joined the re- 
search department of the Journal while a 
student at Brown. 

James M. Steiner is vice-president of 
operations at Park Row Sportswear, New 
York City, a division of U.S. Industries. 

Peter Wisner and his wife of Bed- 
ford, N.Y., are parents of their third child, 
a son, Paul Carl, born May 19. 

/lf\ John B. Caswell has moved to 
|7\^ London, England, where he is 
vice-president of Europe Stanhome Inter- 
national. 

Dr. Edgar L. Chapman (GS) was mar- 
ried to Margaret L. Sullivan of Peoria, 111. 
on June 12. 

Arnold B. Cohen has joined the faculty 
of Villanova University as associate pro- 
fessor of law. 

Robert C. Crowell has been elected 
assistant treasurer of the Outlet Co., 
Providence. 

E. Lang D'Atri and his wife (Sharon 
Danhof '61) have announced the birth of 
their third child and second daughter, Ellen, 
on Feb. 2. 

J. Richard Edgerton is a program an- 
alyst in the office of planning and manage- 
ment of the Environmental Protection 
Agency, Washington, D.C. 

David J. Fischer has been promoted to 
Class 4 in the Foreign Service of the 
United States. 

Judith Eaton Galea is working as a 
student health physician at the University 
of Rhode Island. 

Alan R. Goldman (GS) has been ap- 
pointed assistant professor of political sci- 
ence at Massachusetts State College at 
Fitchburg. 



Archer Iselin, estate officer of Rhode 
Island Hospital Trust National Bank, has 
received a certificate for completing 
courses at the School of Bank Marketing at 
the University of Colorado. 

H. Anthony Ittleson has been elected 
to the new position of vice-president of 
marketing of C.I.T. Financial Corp., New 
York City. He previously had been assist- 
ant to the president. 

Richard Lagsdin has been named na- 
tional sales manager for Dynatron, Inc., 
manufacturer of Garland rechargeable prod- 
ucts for home protection and leisure living 
The firm is located in Stamford, Conn. 

Robert F. Mazzeo has been appointed 
to the newly created position of vice-presi- 
dent and product manager of The Williams 
Co., Providence. 

Robert C. McLaughlin has been ap- 
pointed development manager at William 
L. Crow Construction Co., a division of 
J. A. Jones Construction Company in New 
York City. 

Raymond E. Miko and his wife of 
Franklin Lakes, N.J., have announced the 
adoption of a daughter, Laurena Mary, 
born April 6. 

Felix Pardo, a management consultant 
with Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, 
Mass., is on a two-year assignment in 
Bolivia. 

Roger P. Sacilotto is production man- 
ager for the organic chemicals division of 
the Phillip A. Hunt Chemical Co., Provi- 
dence. 

Wellesley J. Smith and his wife of 
Greenwich, Conn., have announced the 
birth of their first child, a son, Wellesley 
Arthur, on Dec. 23, 1970. 

/^'% Jane Richards Atkinson and her 
U JL husband have announced the birth 
of their second child and second son, Sam- 
uel Radcliffe, on June 12. 

James D. Burke, who is assistant di- 
rector of the Fogg Art Museum, is on 
leave in Europe where he is writing his 
doctoral dissertation. 

Roger Campolucci is counsel for RCA 
Laboratories in the astro-electronics and 
graphic systems divisions in Princeton, N.J. 

Rick Considine has completed his first 
full year as a marketing representative 
for IBM office products division in Ports- 
mouth, N.H. His area covers most of the 
eastern part of the state, from Berlin to 
the Massachusetts line. Rick is still active 
in the Naval Reserve and presently is lieu- 
tenant commander and commanding officer 
of the USS Hummingbird (MSC-192). The 
Considines live with their two sons in New 
Castle, N.H., in a 1780 vintage colonial on 
the seacoast. 

Sara-Jane Kornblith Epstein has fin- 
ished her residency in psychiatry. 

Sidney L. Hamolsky (GS) is a cultural 
affairs officer with the U.S. Information 
Agency in Bogota, Colombia. 

Keith C. Humphreys is manager of 
branch retail services for the nine East 
Shore area branch offices of the Indus- 
trial National Bank of Rhode Island. He 
attended the summer session of the Ston- 



ier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers. 
Dorrance Kelly and his wife, Dorothy 
Vischi Kelly '60, have moved to Danbury, 
Conn., where he will be practicing oral 
surgery, having completed his residency 
at Ohio State. 

Peter Knopp is the editor of legal 
publications for the Life Insurance Associa- 
tion of America. He recently wrote an 
original musical play which was per- 
formed by an amateur group in New York. 

D. Gerard Long has been named an 
assistant district attorney of Cambria 
County, Pa. 

Chris Mitchell, a major in the U.S. 
Marine Corps, is stationed at Camp Le- 
jeune, N.C. 

James Mullen is a partner in the Hol- 
lis D. Segar, Inc., insurance agency in 
Waterbury, Conn. He is a past president 
of the local Jaycee chapter and is cur- 
rently 6th District GOP Youth chairman. 

James R. Satterfield is an account su- 
pervisor in the advertising firm of Ketchum, 
MacLeod & Grove, Inc., Pittsburgh. 

Robert Schmid, head of the mortgage 
department of the First National Bank of 
Central Jersey, has been active with the 
Jaycees and Youth Employment Services 
in Somerville, N.J. 

James V. Shircliff, vice-president and 
general manager of Pepsi-Cola Beverage 
Corporation of Lynchburg, Va., and First 
Colony Canners Corporation, has been 
elected to fill a vacancy on the board of 
directors of The Bank of Central Virginia. 

Angelo J. Sinisi has been appointed 
national sales manager of Speakman Com- 
pany, manufacturer of plumbing and 
safety equipment in Holly Oak, Del. 

Henry G. Smith, II, is a member of a 
new law firm. Smith & Carroll in Rutland, 
Vt. 

Ronald S. Swanson and Sylvia de Pe- 
drosa of Ardmore, Pa., were married June 
5. Thomas L. Lawson '62 was an usher. 

Elavil Q. Van Dyke, Jr., is sales pro- 
gram manager of the copier products di- 
vision of IBM at its Franklin Lakes (N.J.) 
headquarters. 

Robert G. Widing and Maribeth Con- 
ley of Woodstock, 111., were married June 
19. 

Roger Widmann is an investment 
banker with New Court Securities in New 
York City, a private venture capital-in- 
vestment management firm owned by the 
Rothschild interests. He and Mrs. Wid- 
mann have announced the birth of their 
third child and second son, Kenneth 
Peter, on March 10. 

Sarah S. Waterman is working on her 
doctoral dissertation in economic history 
and teaching part time at the University of 
Louvain, Belgium. 

William C. Worthington, Jr., is a field 
systems center representative with IBM in 
Boston. He and his wife and two daughters 
live in Barrington, R.I. 

/^ *% Alden M. Anderson has been 
O^ named an assistant vice-president 
of the Rhode Island Hospital Trust Na- 
tional Bank, Providence. 



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Nicholas J. Angell has acquired Fringe 
Benefits Inc., a boutique speciaUzing in 
hancJbags, decorative trims, sweaters, and 
hats in Deerfield Beach, Fla. 

Norman B. Barstow has joined Aetna 
Life & Casualty in Hartford, Conn., as a 
credit insurance analyst. 

David M. Brockway and his wife, the 
former Virginia Lockhart '62, of North- 
boro, Mass., have announced the birth of 
their third daughter, Jennifer Lockhart, on 
June 17. 

Thomas N. Elmer is a teacher and 
dean of students at the Holland Hall 
School, Tulsa, Okla. 

Theodore A. Fleron has been promoted 
to the position of counsel in the legal de- 
partment of Sun Life Insurance Company 
of America, Baltimore. 

Edward K. Forbes has accepted a po- 
sition as marketing director at I. V. Om- 
eter. Inc., Santa Cruz, Calif., manufacturers 
of intravenous equipment. 

Ralph W. Giasi has been named per- 
sonnel administration and labor relations 
manager at J. T. Baker Chemical Co., Phil- 
lipsburg, N.J. 

Dr. Michael D. Goldfield, whose spe- 
cialty is psychiatry, is chief of the clinical 
research ward at the Langley Porter Neu- 
ropsychiatric Institute, San Francisco. 

Richard R. Kctchum, Jr., has become 
administrative assistant to the vice-presi- 
dent and general manager of sales of 
Smirnoff Sales Company of Heublein, Inc., 
Hartford. 

Dr. Vincent M. LoLordo, assistant pro- 
fessor of psychology, is one of four Uni- 
versity of North Carolina faculty members 
named winners of the 1970-71 Tanner 
Awards for excellence in undergraduate 
teaching. A five-year veteran of the staff. 
Dr. LoLordo teaches general psychology 
and learning and does research in animal 
learning and motivation. 

Robert McGuinness and Mrs. McGuin- 
ness of Houston, Texas, have announced 
the birth of their third child and third 
daughter, Erin Kate, on May 24. 

Michael A. Naidoff and his wife of 
Towson, Md., have announced the birth 
of a son, Daniel Elliot, on May 12. 

Dr. Michael E. Slayton continues his 
internal medicine residency at the Uni- 
versity of Kentucky Medical Center in 
Lexington, Ky. He and Mrs. Slayton have 
announced the birth of their first child, 
Andrew Michael, on April 6. 

William B. Swartz, III, is associated 
with the law firm of Condert Freres in 
Paris, France. 

Dr. David F. Wood has returned to 
the United States after serving four years 
with the Peace Corps. 

/T ^ Mustafo A. Akcoglu (GS), asso- 
17^ ciate professor in the department 
of mathematics at the University of To- 
ronto, will spend 1971-72 on a sabbatical 
leave in Istanbul, Turkey. 

George M. Bryant and his wife of 
Ridgewood, N.J., have announced the 
birth of their first child, a daughter, Mere- 
dith Lee, on Jan. 16. 



John K. Butler, Jr., has moved from 
Rocky Hill, Conn., to Madison Heights, 
Mich. He is a research associate with Roy 
Jorgensen Associates, Inc., Troy, Mich. 
Dr. Richard J. Croteau is a surgical 
intern at Rhode Island Hospital, Provi- 
dence. 

George W. Davidson, III, and Maureen 
J. Donoghue of Caldwell, N I., were mar- 
ried May 22. 

Thomas B. Edsall is a political reporter 
for the Biiltirnore Evet^ifig Sun. 

Alan C. Ernst is a technical sales 
and market development representative for 
General Electric Plastics Center, South- 
field, Mich. 

Dr. Warren C. Forbes (GS) is an as- 
sistant professor of geology at the Uni- 
versity of Illinois. 

Katherine Gauthier was married to 
John A. Titchen on April 10. Amy Gau- 
thier Mullervy '67 was matron of honor. 
Katherine's parents are Dorothy Jencks 
Gauthier '30 and Edward W. Gauthier '31. 
At home: 3810 Leahi Ave., Apt. 104, Hono- 
lulu, Hawaii. 

William T. Generous, Jr., has received 
a Ph.D. in American history from Stanford 
University and has accepted a position 
with The Choate School, Wallingford, 
Conn. In addition to teaching U.S. and 
European history, he will serve as a mas- 
ter of a dormitory with ten to 15 boys, 
and will probably coach baseball. 

J. Thomas Gunzelman and his wife 
(Barbara Nelson '63), Indian Harbour 
Beach, Fla., have announced the birth of 
a daughter, Kathryn Phipps, on May 6. 

John R. Hornyak is a marketing serv- 
ices manager for Estee Lauder, a cosmetic 
firm in New York City. 

Dr. Yale H. Kablotsky is chief resident 
in the department of anesthesiology at 
New England Medical Center Hospital, 
Boston. 

Robert T. McGee and his wife, Carol 
Van Olinda McGee '63, have moved to 
San Diego following two years in Monte- 
rey, where Bob earned a master's degree 
in computer science at the Naval post- 
graduate school. While there they ran 
into Diane Montgomery Greene and her 
husband, Jim '63, who is a student at the 
school. 

William Savicki and Mrs. Savicki of 
Franklin, Mass., have announced the birth 
of their third child and second daughter, 
Melissa Jane, on July 24. 

Douglas H. Shafner has been named 
director of special projects for ABC In- 
ternational Television, Inc. 

Frank I. Strom, II, and Mrs. Strom of 
New York City have announced the birth 
of a son, Frank I., Ill, on Aug. 2. 

Carl R. Weis has accepted a position 
as assistant professor of fine arts at Siena 
College. 

Ramsey L. Woodworth and Diane E. 
McMillion of Alexandria, Va., were mar- 
ried June 20. 



/^ jt Clifford Adelman and his wife, the 
13^1 former Nancy Kilpatrick '65, have 
announced the birth of a son, Jonathan 
Blake, on Feb. 26. Cliff has contracted to 
write two books this year, one for Praeger 
Publishing Company and the other for 
Random House. Nancy is teaching grades 
1-6 in a one-room school in Windham, Vt. 

Christopher B. Arnold, head of the 
classics department at Noble & Greenough 
School, Dedham, Mass., has received an 
A.M. degree in Latin from Trinity College. 

John Bulkowski received his master's 
degree in chemistry last June from Car- 
negie-Mellon University and is completing 
work on his Ph.D. 

Michael E. Cagan and Mrs. Cagan of 
Houston, Texas, have announced the birth 
of a son, Jonathan Andrew, on May 28. 

Dr. Patrick C. Cullen (GS) has been 
named assistant professor of English at 
Richmond College, Staten Island, N.Y. 

William D. Cutler has been awarded 
a master of arts degree from Wesleyan 
University. 

David L. Edgerly is with the Associ- 
ated Press, working out of its New Haven 
office. 

Susan Rosenfeld Falb is a George- 
town-Smithsonian Fellow for the 1971-72 
academic year, working in the American 
Studies division of the Smithsonian In- 
stitution. 

David J. Farley has been appointed 
manager of personnel services with Indus- 
trial National Bank, Providence. A former 
captain in the Marine Corps, Dave joined 
the bank after his discharge in 1968. 

Donald M. Gregory, II, and Kathleen 
A. Farnsworth of Gardner, Mass., were 
married June 20. 

Sandra Landman Gurshman has re- 
ceived a certificate for completion of the 
intensive training course in modern ar- 
chives administration given by American 
University in cooperation with the Na- 
tional Archives and Records Service. 

Sara Harkness has received an A.M. 
degree from the Harvard University Grad- 
uate School of Arts and Sciences. 

Thomas Harris and his wife have 
announced the birth of their first child, a 
daughter, Jessica Lee, on Dec. 4, 1970. 

John S. Haskell has moved to Los 
Angeles, Calif., where he will become 
manager of marketing and merchandising 
for the Abbey Rents division of Consoli- 
dated Foods. 

Dr. Alan M. Jones, Jr., who received 
a Ph.D. from MIT last February, is now 
an assistant professor of political science 
at the University of California, Davis. 

Edward L. Joseph is employed in the 
controller's office of National Lead Co., 
New York City. 

Peter T. LeClair has been named as- 
sociate actuary in the life division at Aetna 
Life & Casualty. 

The Rev. Bradford H. Lyle has ac- 
cepted the pastorate of Mesa Memorial 
Baptist Church in Boulder, Colo. A daugh- 
ter, Jenneth Susan, was born to the Lyles 
Jan. 27. 

Peter C. Mann is a marketing man 



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with Swift Grocery Products Company in 
Chicago. 

Carl E. Mooradian and Mrs. Mooradian 
of Niagara Falls, N.\ ., have announced the 
birth of their second child and second 
daughter. Wendy .Anne, on Feb. 5. 

Richard R. Pannone has been named a 
member of the .American Institute of Cor- 
porate Controllers. He is controller of West- 
minster Properties, Inc., a subsidiary of In- 
dustrial National Corporation, Providence. 

Steve Rosenthal and Mrs. Rosenthal of 
Cincinnati have announced the birth of 
their first child, Joshua Elie, on May 24. 

Philip B. Sheldon and his wife, the 
former Phyllis Reed oJ, have moved to 
Blacksburg, Va., where he will be assistant 
professor of mathematics at Virginia Poly- 
technic Institute. 

Mark L. Shupack has been named an 
assistant vice-president in the investment 
research division of Bankers Trust Com- 
pany, New ^ork. He joined the bank in 
196S as an investment research analyst and 
was promoted to assistant treasurer in 
1969. Mark holds both a law degree and 
an M.B.A. from Columbia University. 

Steven A. Tice has joined IBM in 
Cambridge, Mass., as a systems engineer. 

Edward P. Triangolo and June M. 
Bucy of West Roxbury, Mass., were mar- 
ried July 10. Dr. Edmund Tortoliani '64 
was an usher. 

Edwin H. TuUer, Jr., who received his 
master of hospital administration degree 
from the University of Michigan, has ac- 
cepted a position as an instructor and re- 
search associate at the University of Mich- 
igan's School of Public Health. 

Geoffrey P. Wharton, formerly asso- 
ciated with Moses & Singer, has taken a 
position with Nickerson, Kramer, Lowen- 
stein, Wasser & Kamin, New York City. 

William A. Wilde, III, and Quirina 
Groenwegan of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., 
were married May 8. Paul F. Hammond '65, 
Lt. (j.g.) S. Hayden Anderson, U.S.N. , '67, 
and Paul Groenwegan '73 were ushers. At 
home: 155 West 68th St., New York City. 

Susan Altman Winickoff is a doctoral 
candidate in clinical psychology at Boston 
University, while her husband, Richard, is 
senior resident in internal medicine at 
Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Judith Plotkin Wilkenfeld and Mr. Wil- 
kenfeld have announced the birth of a 
son, Ari Micah, on July 31, 1970. 

/f IJ" Haiganush R, Bedrosian, a former 
V w school teacher, has received her 
law degree from Suffolk Law School and 
has begun a one-year appointment as a 
law clerk for Supreme Court Judge Thomas 
J. Paolino '28 in Providence. 

R. Crist Berry, a career officer in the 
U.S. Navy, is attending the Navy Post 
Graduate School in Monterey, Calif., work- 
ing toward a master's degree. 

Dale K. Bohner has completed his sec- 
ond year as a graduate student at Duke 
University Law School. 

Victor F. Boog, who received a J.D. 
degree last April, is clerking for Justice 
William H. Erickson of the Colorado Su- 
preme Court. 



Robert J. Carlson and Mrs. Carlson of 
Orange, Texas, have announced the birth 
of their first child, a son, Michal, on July 
2c.. 

Donald Carcieri is manager of the as- 
sets management planning department of 
the Old Stone Bank in Providence. 

Dr. James R. Cox and his wife, the 
former Phyllis Ciciarelli 'o5, have an- 
nounced the birth of their second child and 
first son, Christopher Ramsey, on March 
12. 

Jack L. Culbertson (GS) has been ap- 
pointed head of the department of psychol- 
ogy at Edinboro State College, Pa. 

Dr. Edmund H. Dickerman (GS) has 
been promoted to associate professor of 
history at the University of Connecticut. 

Barry J. Feldman, who received his 
Ph.D. degree from MIT last June, has 
taken a position as staff physicist at the 
University of California's Los Alamos Sci- 
entific Laboratory. 

Steven W. Ferguson is New England 
regional manager for Fidesta Corporation, 
a division of Firestone with headquarters 
in Providence. 

Rosemary Halsey Freeman is a social 
worker for Alamance Mental Health Cen- 
ter in Burlington, N.C., and works part- 
time in her husband's restaurant. 

Dr. William J. Gordon (GS) has been 
promoted to assistant head of the mathe- 
matics department at the General Motors 
Research Laboratories in Detroit. 

Marlys Page Henke is teaching chemis- 
try and science at an inner city high 
school in St. Paul, Minn. 

Mark C. Hicks is a computer con- 
sultant for E.D.P. Associates, New York 
City. 

Richard J. Hyman has joined Ray- 
mond Parish & Pine Inc., White Plains, 
N.Y., as a city planner. 

William M. Jackson, who received a 
Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts, is a post-doc- 
toral fellow there. 

Gregory J. King has enrolled as a 
four-year doctoral candidate at Harvard 
Dental School, with a fellowship in oral 
biology and orthodontics. 

Dr. Jeffrey H. Klein is serving his final 
year of residency at Presbyterian-St. Luke 
Hospital in Chicago, as a clinical fellow in 
oncology. On June 5 he was married to 
Nancy P. Lay of Sandusky, Ohio. 

William R. Koerner, Jr., has been 
discharged from service and is an attorney 
for the Federal Power Commission in 
Washington, D.C. 

Hugh G. Larsen received an M.S.E.E. 
degree from the University of Cincinnati 
in June, and has entered the University of 
Vermont as a Ph.D. candidate. 

Michael R. Mackensen has accepted a 
position as assistant to the treasurer of 
Mobil Sekuyu Kabyshki Kaisha, an affiliate 
of Mobil Oil Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. 

Robert L. Marston received an M.B.A. 
degree from Babson College in May and 
has accepted a position as a financial an- 
alyst with the Dennison Manufacturing 
Co., Framingham, Mass. 

Peter Muhlhausen and Mrs. Muhl- 



hausen have announced the birth of a 
daughter, Katherine Elizabeth, on April 30. 

John G. Poole and Mrs. Poole have 
announced the birth of a son, Jesse Rich- 
ardson, on June 3. 

Charles A. Rohrback and his wife, the 
former Susan Hines '67, of Marblehead, 
Mass., have announced the birth of a son, 
John Peterson, on May 27. 

Michael J. Rosen and Mrs. Rosen of 
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Jennifer Kim, on Nov. 
2, 1970. 

Felicia Rubin was married to Zorastro 
A. Birnel on Dec. 27, 1970. Jane Marantz 
Connor '65 was matron of honor. 

Dr. Thomas P. Sculco has become 
resident orthopedic surgeon at the Hospi- 
tal for Special Surgery, New York City. 

Bruce J. Shore is a polymer salesman 
with BASF Wyandotte Corporation in Par- 
sippany, N.J. His territory ranges from 
Long Island to Virginia. 

Frederick L. Soule has been released 
from service and is a graduate student in 
hospital administration at Duke University. 

Lawrence G. Welle has been named 
deputy attorney general (in the organized 
crime and special prosecutions section) for 
New Jersey. 

Howard B. Wescott (GS) and Julie 
Lupinacci '64 were married July 17. Mrs. 
Wescott will teach at MacDuffie School in 
Springfield, Mass., and he will be a Ph.D. 
candidate at Brown while instructing in 
Hispanic studies at Smith College. 

Madeline Meyers Wikler is working 
as a public information associate for 
Kirschner Associates, Washington, D.C. 

Dr. C. Herndon Williams (GS) has 
been appointed assistant professor of 
chemistry at the University of Campinas in 
Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

Curtis G. Young and his wife of Briar- 
cliff Manor, N.Y., have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Meggan Leigh, on June 
11. 

/^/T Terry R. Bard and his wife, the 
^7^7 former Kay Goodman '65, have 
moved to Newton, Mass., where Terry will 
be the assistant rabbi of Temple Shalom. 

Michael S. Bassis and his wife of 
Kingston, R.I., have announced the birth 
of a daughter, Anne Elizabeth, April 28. 

Jay A. Burgess has been appointed the 
third Henry Luce Fellow of the American 
Society of International Law. Jay was a 
Fulbright Scholar in Rumania during the 
academic year 1969-70 and was student 
editor of The Globe, published by the Illi- 
nois State Bar Association. 

Thomas E. Eastler is an assistant pro- 
fessor of geophysics at the Air Force In- 
stitute of Technology, Wright-Patterson 
AFB, Ohio. 

Robert M. Eastman is a graduate stu- 
dent at the University of Michigan, where 
he expects to get his master of public 
health degree in 1972. 

Robert I. Eber and Susan J. Baron of 
Hollis Hills, N.Y., were married Aug. 30, 
1970. At home: 382 Central Park West, 
New York City. 

John C. Given is attending the Medill 



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School of Journalism at Northwestern Uni- 
versity. 

Charles Homeyer, separated from the 
U.S. Air Force, has entered the Church 
Divinity School of the Pacific (Episcopal) 
in Berkeley, Calif. His new address: 4764 
Hartnett Ave., Richmond, Calif. The Ho- 
meyers' second child and first daughter, 
Martha Jean, was born last April. 

J. Paul Kinloch has been elected a 
vice-president of corporate finance of Horn- 
blower & Weeks-Hemphill, Noyes, subject 
to approval of the New York Stock Ex- 
change. Last August he became manager 
of the investment firm's corporate finance 
division in Los Angeles. 

David D. Laufer and Catherine L. High 
of Rydal, Pa., were married June 5. 

Clifford B. LePage, Jr., is practicing 
law in Reading, Pa., with Austin, Speicht, 
Boland, Conner & Giorgi. He reports that 
he still keeps in shape by playing basket- 
ball in the local city league. The LePages' 
first child, a son, Clifford Bennett, was 
born Oct. 3, 1970. 

Sally A. Lewis was married to Gerard 
R. Patrick on June 19. Judith Nelson Gar- 
amella '66 was an attendant. At home; 137 
Elm St., Belmont, Mass. She is an admin- 
istrative assistant at MIT. 

Gerard T. Lynch has accepted a posi- 
tion as investment analyst with the Hart- 
ford (Conn.) Insurance Group. 

George A. Manfredi and his wife, 
the former Nancy Nickerson '67, have an- 
nounced the birth of their second child 
and second son, Matthew Richard, June 4. 

Terrence D. Marr and Mrs. Marr, 
Winchendon, Mass., have announced the 
birth of their second child and second 
daughter, Melissa Mulvane, Feb. 13. 

Dr. Jonathan C. McMath was married 
to Anne C. Garrard of Madison, N.J., 
June 26. 

Andrew Mercer, a programmer and 
analyst at John O. Kettelle Corporation, 
Arlington, Va., is attending graduate 
school part-time. 

C. Edward O'Loughlin, former dean 
of continuing education at Salve Regina 
College, has been named associate director 
of the evening college at Elmira College 
in New York. 

Dr. Robert M. Orcutt, who recently 
received his doctor of veterinary medicine 
degree with distinction at Cornell Univer- 
sity, has begun practice of veterinary medi- 
cine in Granby, Conn. 

Barbara Rough was married to An- 
drew M. T. Moore on Sept. 6, 1970. 

Gerald E. Shugrue has joined the law 
firm of Burwick & Burwick, Worcester, 
Mass. 

Dr. Marshall D. Sklar will intern in 
medicine at the Jewish Hospital of St. 
Louis, Mo. 

Stephen C. Soderlund and Mary L. 
Cabral of Bristol, R.I., were married Aug. 
15. Vincent A. O'Reilly, III, '66 was best 
man. At home: 106 Franklin St., Bristol. 

Harold M. Unger has joined Harris I. 
Welger & Associates, Ltd., New York City, 
as an attorney and financial analyst. 

Robert H. Wharton and Ann Moody 



of West Chester, Pa., were married March 
20. At home: 253 West 72nd St., Apt. 706, 
New York City. 

/2Pf Dr. Gerald M. Abraham is a resi- 
Oy dent at Bellevue Hospital, having 
received his M.D. degree from Duke Med- 
ical School in June. 

Lt. William C. Adams, Jr., and his 
wife, the former Molly Erb 08, have an- 
nounced the birth of a daughter, Caroline 
Alice, on July 4. 

Thomas Baer, a teacher in Massapequa, 
N.Y., was in the headlines at the close of 
the school year. During an 11-day walkout 
of the teachers in May, Baer was in charge 
of strike activities at the J. Lewis Ames 
Junior High. Shortly after that, the social 
studies teacher was denied tenure by the 
school board and was notified that he 
would not be allowed to return this fall. 
The State Education Department stepped 
in and temporarily blocked the move by 
the school board pending a hearing during 
the summer. 

John L. Bagwell has enrolled as a can- 
didate for a J.D. degree at the Marshall- 
Wythe School of Law at William and Mary. 

George N. Beckwith, III, has been 
elected treasurer of Beckwith Machinery 
Co., Pittsburgh. 

Hugh G. Bingham has accepted a po- 
sition in the sales department of the Den- 
ver Dry Goods Co., Denver, Colo. 

Richard C. BoUow and his wife of 
Bloomington, 111., have announced the birth 
of their first child, a son, Michael Evan, 
on May 5. 

Neil B. Bromberg has accepted a po- 
sition as assistant instructor in the gradu- 
ate school of business at Rutgers Univer- 
sity. 

Dr. Allen F. Browne and his wife. 
Madonna, received their M.D. degrees from 
The George Washington University Medi- 
cal Center and are interning at the Maine 
Medical Center, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. 
Cynthia Grandahl Carlson and Dr. 
Carlson have announced the birth of a 
daughter, Elizabeth Tait, on June 27. 

Robert W. Clark is a graduate student 
at the University of Chicago School of Law. 

Jonathan E. Cole has received a J.D. 
degree from Harvard University Law 
School and is an associate in the law firm 
of Edwards & Angell, Providence. 

Wendy A. Cooper has received a mas- 
ter's degree in early American culture at 
the University of Delaware. 

Ira W. Cotton has joined the technical 
staff of the Mitre Corp., McLean, Va. 

Nicholas DeCesare, Jr., has received a 
master of arts degree with a major in 
French from Trinity College. 

Mary A. Delaney was married to Ralph 
P. Lowen on May 8. Joan Piller Genereux 
'67 was matron of honor, and Lee Helter- 
line '67 was a bridesmaid. Mary is teach- 
ing biology at the Garden City (N.Y.) High 
School. 

Richard W. Ferrell has received an 
M.B.A. degree from the Stanford Graduate 
School of Business. He also received an 
M.S. degree in civil engineering from the 
same university and has joined Real Estate 



Affiliates, a newly-formed development 
and consulting firm in Aspen, Colo. 

Thomas W. Fogarty, who received an 
M.B.A. degree from Boston University, is 
with the treasurer's office of General Mo- 
tors in New York City. 

Mary Lou Frampton has received a 
J.D. degree from Harvard University Law 
School. 

David R. Gerham is attending the 
State University of New York at Albany, 
where he is working on his master's in 
library science. He and his wife have an- 
nounced the birth of a daughter, Lisa Su- 
san, on May 23. 

Michael S. Goldstein has been named 
an assistant professor of public health at 
the University of California's School of 
Public Health. 

William S. Hawkes, Jr., has joined the 
law firm of Mahoney, McGrath, Atwood 
& Goldings, Boston. 

Richard F. Herbold and Nancie J. Har- 
vey of Cambridge, Mass., were married on 

July 17. 

Margaret Herscher recently displayed 
some of her etchings, paintings, and photo- 
graphs at the Foundation des Etats-Unis in 
Paris. The one-woman show was in honor 
of her receiving the Harriet Hale WooUey 
Scholarship, which will enable her to re- 
main in Paris for another year. 

M. Arthur Johnson and Mrs. Johnson, 
of Wilton, Conn., have announced the birth 
of their first child, Allison Beth, on April 2. 

Dr. Alan B. Kirschenbaum (GS) is 
teaching at the Technion Institute of Tech- 
nology in Haifa, Israel. 

John E. Kwoka, Jr., is working toward 
a Ph.D. degree in economics at the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, where he is an 
instructor in the department of economics. 

Fraser A. Lang is with the School 
Partnership Program of the Peace Corps 
in Washington, D.C., serving as a do- 
mestic coordinator. 

Dr. Larry Martel is interning in pedi- 
atrics at the Children's Hospital Medical 
Center, Boston. 

Bruce A. Mcintosh is an art director 
and designer for Hurvis, Binzer and Church- 
ill, Chicago. 

Kathryn A. McQuown is a pregnancy 
counseling coordinator for Planned Par- 
enthood in Alameda-San Francisco area 
of California. 

Howard Miller has been named to the 
new position of administrator of Caro 
(Mich.) Community Hospital. 

Keith R. Mosher has been named man- 
ager of The Connecticut Bank and Trust 
Company's Waterford office. 

Craig M. Oettinger is director of the 
South Jersey chapter of the Concerned 
Citizens for a Sane World, located in 
Westmont, N.J. On July 31, Craig was mar- 
ried to Mary P. Davis of Haddonfield, N.J. 

Jeffrey A. Partnow has received his 
M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School 
and is interning at the Boston City Hos- 
pital. 

Charles Primus and his wife, the 
former Romana Strochlitz '67, New Ro- 
chelle, N.Y., have announced the births of 



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their second and third children, twins Ida 
Esther and Lisa Shalomna. on June 20. 

Thomas G. Ramsey and Gabrielle W. 
Richardson were married on May 1. Paul F. 
Kelly '66 was an usher. At home: 126-A 
Kihapai St., Kailua, Hawaii. 

Gordon L. Rashman, Jr., who received 
a J.D. degree from Cornell University in 
January, has accepted a position with Dela- 
ware County Legal Assistance, Chester, Pa. 

Richard G. Rastani returned from Viet- 
nam in July and is back at Michigan to 
finish work on his M.B.A. degree. 

Judith Twigger Reinhardt and her 
husband, Juergen Reinhardt, have an- 
nounced the birth of a daughter, Kirstan 
Grace, on Aug. 10, 1970. 

Peter C. Rutan received his Ed.M. de- 
gree from Rutgers University a year ago 
and is currently a school psychology in- 
tern in the Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 
School District. He also is completing the 
requirements for an Ed.D. degree in school 
psychology at the Graduate School of Edu- 
cation at Rutgers. Pete and his wife have 
announced the birth of their second child 
and first son, Erik Peter, on June 10. 

Kenneth S. Scher, having received his 
M.D. degree from the University of Penn- 
sylvania, is a surgical intern at Bellevue 
Hospital, New York City. 

Stephen V. Shabica and Dr. Frances J. 
Korolenko were married May 16. Charles 
\V. Shabica '65 was an usher. The groom's 
father is Dr. Anthony C. Shabica '38. 

Gail Greenberg Shapiro has received 
an M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins 
School of Medicine and is associated 
with the Children's Orthopedic Hospital in 
Seattle, Wash. 

Dr. John W. Shepard, Jr., is interning 
in medicine at University Hospital, San 
Diego, Calif. 

Kathryn Shibley is a psychiatric social 
worker at the Lindemann Mental Health 
Center in Boston. 

Anne Springer was married to Paul S. 
McKnight on Dec. 27, 1970. 

Richard L. Sullivan and Mrs. Sullivan, 
North Plainfield, N.J., have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Christine Ellen, on 
July 15. 

Douglas M. Sweeney and Mrs. Sweeney, 
Monroe, Conn., have announced the birth 
of their second child and first daughter, 
Jill Patricia, on July 7. 

Dr. Sanford Ullman is taking his in- 
ternship in surgery at the Boston City 
Hospital. 

Carlyle A. Thayer received his M.A. 
degree in Southeast Asian studies from 
Yale at its June commencement and has 
returned to Brown as a graduate student in 
the political science department. During 
the summer, Thayer profited from two fel- 
lowships, June-July at the Center for Viet- 
namese Studies at Southern Illinois Uni- 
versity and July-August at the University 
of Hawaii. 

A. James Watt has received an M.D. 
degree from The George Washington Uni- 
versity School of Medicine, and will serve 
a rotating internship at Maine Medical 
Center, Portland, Maine. 

Robert A. Weston, III, and Nancy L. 



Jaques of Bethel, Conn., were married 
July 3. 

A. Emory Wishon, 111, and Mrs. 
Wishon, of Orinda, Calif., have announced 
the birth of their first child, Emory Robert, 
on Oct. 17, 1970. 

/Z O John B. Albright and Linda Copp 
^O of Mountain Lakes, N.J., were 
married July 17. Gary Mitro '71 was an 
usher. 

Daniel R. Anderson (GS) has been 
named assistant professor of psychology at 
the University of Massachusetts. 

Geoffrey R. Barrow (GS) has joined 
the department of Spanish and Portuguese 
at Columbia University as assistant pro- 
fessor. 

Martha Bassett has received a mas- 
ter's degree in public health from the 
University of California, Berkeley, and is 
working in the Office of Community Medi- 
cine at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Bos- 
ton. 

E. Jerome Batty was married to Gayle 
Rogers '71 of Providence on June 8. Judith 
Crowell '71, Deborah Kopp '71, and Edith 
Spalding Alger '71 were attendants. At 
home: 2 Beach Rd., Bristol, R.l. 

Louis R. Bedell (GS) is now an assist- 
ant professor of physics at Northeastern 
Louisiana University. 

Curtis L. Campbell is a systems an- 
alyst in the computer operations at Tem- 
ple University. 

Thomas P. Carter has been appointed 
an assistant professor of French at Dal- 
housie University in Halifax, N.S. 

Richard B. Casey and Eileen M. Collins 
of Needham, Mass., were married on June 
20. 

Robert A. Comey and Linda C. Fales 
of Vernon, Conn., were married June 26. 
Richard Klaffky '68 and Martin F. Stamp 
'68 were ushers. At home: 131 Regency 
Park Apartments, Ramsey, N.J. 

Howard W. Day (GS) has joined the 
faculty at the University of Oklahoma as 
assistant professor of geology. 

Stephen K. Fischer and Kathleen V. 
Boscardin of Warehouse Point, Conn., were 
married July 10. W. John Boscardin '68 
was best man and Donald R. Erler '68 was 
an usher. 

Henry E. Fradkin has graduated from 
the Alfred P. Sloan School of Manage- 
ment at MIT with an M.S. in management, 
and will work on the staff at the Business 
and Technological Center for New England 
in Durham, N.H. On June 4, he was mar- 
ried to Susan M. Brooker of Westfield, N.Y. 

Ronald G. Green has been promoted 
to first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He's 
serving as an information officer with head- 
quarters at the Military Traffic Manage- 
ment and Terminal Service in Washing- 
ton, D.C. 

William D. Gibson and Mrs. Gibson, 
Seekonk, Mass., have announced the births 
of their first and second children, twin 
boys Hute and Oscar, on June 14. 

John B. Keane and Katherine S. 
Walker '68 of Redondo Beach, Calif., were 
married June 12. Mary E. Renn '67 was 
maid of honor, and Robert G. Martin '68 



was best man. The Rev. Robert S. Tourig- 
ney '41 officiated. 

David K. Kermani is enrolled in the 
Ph.D. program of Persian studies at Co- 
lumbia University. 

John D. Lyons is an acting instructor 
and a graduate student in the French de- 
partment of Yale University. 

Constance Berkley Margolin has re- 
ceived a J.D. degree from Harvard Law 
School and has joined the law firm of 
Zuckert, Scoutt and Rasenberger in Wash- 
ington, D.C. 

Alan H. Maurer and Marilyn S. Erber 
of Margate, N.J., were married May 30. 

Denis Opsahl has been elected vice- 
president of the student bar association at 
Georgetown Law School. 

Fredi L. Pearlmutter has been awarded 
a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School 
and is associated with the New York law 
firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and 
Jacobson. 

Juergen Reinhardt passed his depart- 
mental orals at Johns Hopkins and after a 
summer of field work in the Frederick 
Valley of Maryland, the initial phase of 
his Ph.D. research is complete. 

Robert Sedgewick and Linda A. Mi- 
gneault of Greenville, R.L, were married 
June 26. 

Lt. Philip E. Shute, USA, and Jane S. 
Paul of Babylon, L.I., N.Y., were married 
June 26. 

Larry Smith (GS) and Sheri Wiersma 
(GS'69) were married in Providence, R.I., 
June 26. 

Paul F. Solecki, Jr., and Kathleen A. 
Eagen of Westfield, N.J., were married 
Aug. 7. 

Robert Vaccaro and his wife, Jackie, 
have returned from a year in Nicaragua 
where he worked as a consultant to the 
Central Bank of Nicaragua. He plans to 
begin part-time work toward a Ph.D. de- 
gree in development and resource econom- 
ics at the University of California at 
Riverside this fall. 

Raymond B. Wilson (GS) and his wife, 
the former Katherine Sandford '67, of 
Glastonbury, Conn., have announced the 
birth of a daughter, Sarah Kathleen, on 
Jan. 27. 

/ZA Jonathan C. Ahearn has been 
^JZ7 named an instructor in art at An- 
tioch College, effective Jan. 1, 1972. He cur- 
rently is assistant to the director of the 
Lang Art Gallery at Scripps College. 

G. Richard Biehl and Clarissa Whitney 
of New York City were married July 17. 

Jeffrey Blumenfeld and his wife, Laura, 
have finished their first year of law 
school at the University of Pennsylvania. 
This summer Jeff worked for the South 
Jersey office of the ACLU. Their new ad- 
dress: 515 Pine St., Philadelphia. 

James E. Breuer is teaching Spanish 
and is chairman of the department of for- 
eign languages at North Yarmouth Acad- 
emy, Yarmouth, Maine. 

Robert A. Brewer is a personnel as- 
sistant with the State Department of Edu- 
cation in Hartford, Conn. 

Linda Brown was married to James E. 



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Wilson on July 6. They're at home at 29 
O'Connell Ave., Quincy, Mass., where she 
is a teacher in Quincy High School and he 
is a systems analyst with the Sheraton 
Corporation. 

lohn D. Butz (GS) is a biology teacher 
at Staples High School, Westport, Conn. 

Susan Caroselli is a graduate student 
in art history at Johns Hopkins University. 

Richard R. Crocker and Carolyn R. 
Torberg '69 of Easthampton, Mass., were 
married July 3. Susan Ahrens Weihl '68 
and Abby Slater Byerly '69 were brides- 
maids, while Malcolm Carmichael '70, Marc 
Carasso '69, and Richard Keyworth '69 
were ushers. The bride's father is Herbert 
E. Torberg '50. At home: 431/2 Washburn 
St., Taunton, Mass. 

Stephanie Crutcher has begun her sec- 
ond year at Harvard University, where she 
is a candidate for a master's degree in So- 
viet Union studies. 

Barbara Corcoran is a teacher at Rob- 
inson School, Westford, Mass. 

David W. Decker and Patricia J. Rob- 
inson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Vinton 
Sneeden of Portland, Ore., were married 
May 31. 

Richard E. Ellis, who received an A.M. 
degree from the University of Michigan, 
is teaching at Old Rochester Regional High 
School, Mattapoisett, Mass. 

Dr. Fred A. Feldman (GS) has been 
named an assistant professor of philosophy 
at the University of Massachusetts. 

Stephen A. Filler is special service 
assistant at the Paul Dever School for the 
mentally retarded in Taunton, Mass. 

Margery Fisher is a French teacher at 
the Berkshire Country Day School, Lenox, 
Mass. 

David F. Fraser (GS) has been named 
an assistant professor in the mathematics 
department at Worcester Polytechnic Insti- 
tute. 

Willis J. Goldsmith is a student at 
New York University Law School. 

Stanley H. Greenberg and Carolyn F. 
Kressler of Spencer, Mass., were married 
June 27. At home: 315 South 45th St., 
Philadelphia. 

Mark Hollins (GS), a National Science 
Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, is a vision 
researcher, or, as he terms it, a "physio- 
logical psychologist" at University Hos- 
pital, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Carol Davidson Humpage has received 
an M.A.T. degree in art education from the 
University of Iowa. 

John Keany has accepted a position as 
a research assistant at the University of 
Rhode Island's Graduate School of Ocean- 
ography. 

William S. Latham has been on active 
duty with the U.S. Army since July, 1970. 
He is currently serving as an agent for 
Military Intelligence in Fresno, Calif. He 
was married June 5 to Marie Zentai of 
Porto Alegre, Brazil. 

George A. Levesque (GS) is assistant 
professor of history at the State University 
of New York. The December issue of The 
Journal of Black Studies carried his article, 
"Black Abolitionists in the Age of Jackson: 
Catalysts in the Radicalization of American 



Abolitionism." Next month the State Uni- 
versity of New York Press will issue his 
book, Coventry: The Colonial Years, 1741- 
1783. 

William V. Lipton, who received an 
S.M. degree from Harvard University's 
School of Public Health in June, will con- 
tinue as a doctoral candidate. 

Dr. Edward F. McAlice, Jr. (GS) has 
been promoted to associate professor of 
English at Mt. Senario College, Ladysmith, 
Wis. 

Sheldon J. Miller is starting his third 
year in clinical psychology at the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina. 

Charles E. O'Loughlin and Mrs. 
O'Loughlin have announced the birth of a 
daughter, Kristen Marie, on Dec. 31, 1970. 

David A. Pezzutti and Janette M. 
Greco of Belleville, N.J., were married May 
15. 

John D. Read is a chemist in the spe- 
cial projects group of Enjay Chemical in 
Baton Rouge, La. 

Robert J. Rothstein and Susan Farrell 
'72 were married May 29. James Green- 
field '69 was an usher. 

Wayne Small has completed work for 
his master's at Carleton University and 
plans to go to Zurich, Switzerland, to play 
hockey this winter. 

Otto G. StoU, III, has been appointed 
president and executive in charge of the 
Rosebud Films, Inc., Penndel, Pa. The firm 
produces feature, promotional, and adver- 
tising films. 

Sharron J. Swol has received a master 
of arts degree in teaching at Wesleyan 
University. 

Kathryn Troyer was married to Luther 
W. Spoehr of Wilmette, 111., June 26. 

Carol L. Weinhaus has received an 
M.A.T. degree from the Harvard Graduate 
School of Education. 

Walter J. Woerheide begins work this 
fall toward his Ph.D. degree in business 
finance at Washington University. 

David A. WoUenberg recently left his 
position as senior receptionist at Caneel 
Bay Plantation, Virgin Islands, and trav- 
eled throughout Europe. 

Benjamin L. Woodbury is a candidate 
for a master's degree in history at the 
University of Connecticut. 

H^^ Pauline Amiot was married to 
/ \J Bruce E. Harrington on June 19. 
Joan Tomaszewski '67 was maid of honor, 
and Carol Armitage Pierstorff '70 and 
Roseannette Starr '72 were bridesmaids. At 
home: 7 North Ave., Providence. Pauline 
is a graduate student at Brown, and he is 
an accountant at Automobile Mutual Insur- 
ance Company of America, Providence. 

William A. Anderson is doing social 
work at William Beaumont General Hos- 
pital while on assignment at Fort Bliss 
Mental Hygiene Consultation Service, El 
Paso, Texas. He was married June 12 to 
Linda Saltzman '71 of Bloomington, Ind. 

Donald S. Baillie and Christine M. 
Bissell of Manchester, Conn., were married 
June 19. Robert Barnes '70 was best man. 
At home: 1625 Commonwealth Ave., 
Brighton, Mass. 



Robert B. Bedard and Jean K. Bessette 
■71 were married June 26. At home: 2696 
Stratford Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Curt A. Bennett and Susan A. Cam- 
eron '71 were married May 29. John G. 
Bennett '72 was best man. 

Richard R. Brockhaus (GS) is assistant 
professor of philosophy at Bucknell Univer- 
sity. 

Douglas S. Campbell (GS) and Mrs. 
Campbell of Wellsboro, Pa., have announced 
the birth of their third son, Channing 
Trevor, June 17. 

Deborah M. Davenport is a student 
at the University of Pennsylvania Medical 
School. 

Helen Wolfe Dewey is a psychiatric 
attendant at Butler Hospital, Providence. 

Janet Fox was married to Robert J. 
Fleming '70 on May 22. Attendants were 
Linda Fox Kugel '68, Cathryn Cummings 
'70, and Anne Hyde '70. At home: 165 
Lloyd Ave., Providence. Janet is a social 
worker with the Catholic Social Services. 

Dr. Philip Glaser (GS) has been named 
assistant professor of biology at the Uni- 
versity of Maine at Machias. 

Steven Greene has completed his sec- 
ond year of law at Ohio State University. 

Stephen E. Hansell and Pamela J. Wat- 
son '71 were married July 19. Barbara Ham- 
aty '71 was maid of honor, and Peter 
Klinkow '70 was an attendant. 

Paul D. Higley and Helen A. King '71 
were married in Wayland, Mass., June 19. 
Shirley A. Rushton '71 was a bridesmaid. 
At home: 17 Walnut St., Newport, R.I. 

Gary M. Hochberg (GS) and June V. 
Richard of North Providence were married 
June 5. 

Paul H. Kirshen and Donna M. Star- 
rak '72 were married June 12. Richard T. 
Sharp '71 was best man, and Lance A. 
Neumann '71 and Stephen L. Thomas '71 
were ushers. 

Michael R. Latina (GS) and Mary- 
Jeanne Cicione of Cranston, R.I., were 
married June 27. 

Ronald S. LeFever, an electrical engi- 
neer, is a member of the technical staff of 
Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, 
N.J. 

Alan M. Levine and Barbara G. Port- 
noy of Fairfield, Conn., were married June 
27. 

John M. Love and Christine C. Sweck 
'70 were married May 29. At home: 281 
Benefit St., Providence. 

James W. Lukens is a candidate for a 
Ph.D. degree in English literature at In- 
diana University. 

Donald E. McClure (GS) and Mary 
Maier '71 were married May 15. At home: 
900 Post Rd., Apt. 104, Warwick, R.I. 

Stephen P. Morse and Betsy Booth of 
Pittsburgh, N.Y., were married April 24. 
At home: 8 Taber Ave., Providence. He is 
teaching sociology at Barrington (R.I.) High 
School. 

Stephan G. Myers and Susan G. Ripley 
of Cranston, R.I., were married July 23. 
Glenn Nishimura '71 served as best man 
and Charles Carver '69, Mark Leff '70, and 
William Patch '69 were ushers. 

Charles R. Oysler, Jr., is an elementary 



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teacher at the Anna J. Burns School, Paw- 
luckel, R.l. 

Gary D. Peacock is in law school at 
the University of Windsor, Ontario. 

Bruce R. Pitt and Shayna F. Zisserson 
were married June 27. Robert .-Anthony '70, 
Michael Abbott '70, James Medoft 09, and 
James Ross, Jr. '70 were ushers. Bruce is 
attending the Johns Hopkins School of Hy- 
giene and Public Health. 

Lt. William C. Price, USAF, and Eliza- 
beth A. Jones '71 of Pawtucket, R.I., were 
married June 12. James Tuller '70 and Dean 
Effler '71 were ushers. Ally son Dickie '71 
was a bridesmaid. At home: 41 Gross 
Drive, Loring AFB, Maine. 

Joan Savitsky has received an S.M. 
degree from the Harvard Graduate School 
of Arts and Sciences. 

Mark Soifer and Lynne B. Zaris of 
Atlantic City, N.J., were married April 24. 
Stephen P. Terni '70, H. Allen Henderson 
'70, and Tucker K. Barnhart '70 were ush- 
ers. 

Sharon C. Sweet has resigned as 
alumnae secretary of Rosemary Hall, 
Greenwich, Conn., and is teaching Ameri- 
can history there. 

Michael C. Tylwalk, Jr., is a marketing 
representative with Aetna Life and Cas- 
ualty Co., Buffalo, N.Y. 

Margaret White was married to 
Thomas W. Myers in Union County, III., 
May 8. Iva S. Maclennan '70 was an at- 
tendant. 

Roger L. West and Paula J. Buckley 
of Cranston, R.I., were married June 12. 
David J. Breault '70 was best man, and 
James Vigorito '71 and John Reopell '70 
were ushers. 

Peter D. Zwarg and Mary A. Schloe- 
mer '70 were married May 15. They are 
both serving with the Peace Corps in Mon- 
rovia, Liberia, West Africa. 

pv'tf John P. Barylick and Marie A. 
/ JL Tinsley of Worcester, Mass., were 
married June 19. James H. Duncan, Jr. '71 
was best man. 

Susan Crooks is an admission officer 
here at the University. 

Peter R. Freund, before entering the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons at Co- 
lumbia this fall, served as a park ranger- 
fire control aid and a member of the moun- 
tain rescue team at Grand Teton National 
Park, Wyoming. 

Stephen B. Fullerton has accepted a po- 
sition with the Rockefeller Library at 
Brown. 

Theodore A. Groenke, Jr., and M. Me- 
lissa Ryan of Newbury, Mass., were mar- 
ried June 26. 

Louis J. Grossman and Patricia L. Le- 
vin were married June 14. Alan L. Levin 
'71 was best man, and Marvin H. Homonoff 
'71, Alan E. Reider '71, Gary S. Jacob '71, 
and Eliot D. Sargon '71 were ushers. 

Gerald F. Hart and Paula M. Boudreau 
of Gloucester, Mass., were married July 31. 
Kevin Hart '73 was an usher. 



Jeffrey M. Hurwit, who received com- 
bined degrees of A.B. and A.M. this spring, 
is a graduate student in the classics de- 
partment at Yale. 

Esther Levis was married to Steven M. 
Levine of Providence June 20. Linda Weiler 
'71 was a bridesmaid. 

Douglas M. Lublin is a graduate stu- 
dent in physics at Stanford. 

Kathleen Mayo was married to Angelo 
F. Marino of Warren, R.L, on May 29. 

Jeffrey L. Meikle is a graduate student 
in the American Civilization program at 
the University of Texas. 

Richard D. Muratori and Susan M. 
Pullano of Cranston, R.L, were married 
Aug. 7. 

Stephen H. Philbrick and E. Ann Leone 
of Barrington, R.L, were married July 10. 

Robert B. ToUes was married to Han- 
nah Erb '71 of Bethlehem, Pa., June 12. 
Sara Delano '71 was an attendant. 

Robert W. Rose, Jr., and Corinne 
M. Manna of Natick, Mass., were married 
May 29. Stephen Littell '71 was best man, 
and James Lynch '71 was an usher. 

Everett M. Schenk, Jr., and Sarah E. 
Evans of Franklin Lakes, N.J., were mar- 
ried June 26. Henry W. Toll, III, '71 and 
Robert W. Fish '72 were ushers. 

Robert A. Vigorita and Sonjia M. Gun- 
dersen of Allenwood, N.J., were married 
June 12. Steven Carter '71, James Nolan 
'71, and Richard Knowles '71 were ushers. 

Dabney K. White is an assistant scien- 
tist in the medicinal chemistry research 
facility at Schering Corporation, Newark. 

Through an error in the July issue of 
the Pembroke Alumtui, Harriet-Sue Wotiz 
was listed as the daughter of Sylvia Pitnof 
Wotiz instead of Miriam Rose Wotiz '46. 
The editors regret the error. 

Kate S. Young is a candidate for a 
master's degree at the New England Con- 
servatory of Music, Boston. 

Jeffrey J. Zogg and Marie Zangari of 
Clay, N.Y., were married June 12. 



Deaths 

LESTER EARLE DODGE '03 
in Providence, June 17. A civil engineer, he 
was vice-president and treasurer of Morris 
& Cumings Dredging Co., Inc., New York 
City, until he retired a few years ago. Mr. 
Dodge also was a former vice-president of 
Columbia Dredging Corporation, New York 
City, and he had been an engineer and in- 
spector of the U.S. Army Engineers Corps, 
prior to and during World War I. Mr. 
Dodge was a direct descendant of Block 
Islands original 17th century Trustrum 
Dodge. Although living and working in 
New York for more than 60 years, he 
maintained his island home built in 1825, 
containing a private museum of historical 
memorabilia, and returned each summer to 
celebrate "Dodge Day" at the family home- 
stead. It marked the anniversary of the 
landing of Trustrum Dodge and his wife 
at Cow's Cove on Block Island in 1661, 
along with 14 other original settlers. He 
was a past president of the Block Island 



Historical Society and a former member of 
the Brown Engineering Association. There 
are no known survivors. 

HOWARD FOSS ESTEN '04 
in Providence, July 20. He had owned and 
operated an engineering and land survey- 
ing business in Pawtucket since 1938 and 
previously had been a partner in the Paw- 
tucket firm of Esten and Black. He also 
had been an assistant division engineer of 
the Providence division of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad. He was 
president of the Class of 1904. Delta Tau 
Delta. There are no immediate survivors. 

HANNAH HEATON JOERG '04 
in Belleville, N.J., July 19. She was the 
widow of Wolfgang L. G. Joerg, the au- 
thority on polar geography who was chief 
of the cartographic branch of the National 
Archives. Mrs. Joerg did post graduate work 
at the Universities of Leipzig and Gottingen 
in Germany. She also established a school 
to train persons to record on educational 
topics for the blind. Mrs. Joerg was a mem- 
ber of the English Speaking Union. Her 
only survivors are two sons, Oswald and 
Norton. 

WILBER TIBBETTS REYNOLDS '04 
in Warwick, R.L, July 12. He retired in 
1967 as superintendent of Quidnesset Me- 
morial Cemetery, North Kingstown, R.L A 
retired chief engineer for the Crompton 
and Knowles Looms Works, Mr. Reynolds 
went to work for the Quidnesset Cemetery 
in 1932 and was responsible for its pres- 
ent layout and landscaping. He worked 27 
years with Crompton and Knowles. He 
served on the Warwick Water Commission 
and as a North Kingstown tax assessor 
during World War II and was a member 
of the American and New England Ceme- 
tery Associations and treasurer of the 
Cemetery Corporation from 1933 until last 
year when he was named treasurer emeri- 
tus. There are no immediate survivors. 

FRANK ARTHUR BURR '05 
in Bristol, R.L, June 16. A former mechan- 
ical engineering professor at several uni- 
versities, Mr. Burr was a Spanish-American 
War veteran. In 1898, after the explosion 
of the battleship Maine, he entered the U.S. 
Navy as a machinist and served on the 
Kearsarge during the successful blockade 
of the Spanish fleet in Havana harbor. 
Leaving the Navy, Mr. Burr was accepted 
at Brown, despite not having a high school 
diploma. After graduation near the top of 
his class, he accepted a position in the me- 
chanical engineering department at Cornell 
University. At age 54, he received a mas- 
ter's degree in education from Harvard 
University. During his teaching career, Mr. 
Burr served on faculties of the University 
of Rhode Island, Georgia Tech, University 
of New Hampshire, Penn State, and 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He was a 
former member of the American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers, having joined the 
Society in 1914. Phi Sigma Kappa. Sigma 
Xi. His daughter is Mrs. Milton Long, 90 
Briarcliffe Road, Cranston, R.L 



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ROSCOE CONKLIN DORN '05 
in Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 5. He retired 
in 1935 as an agent for the Metropolitan 
Life Insurance Co., New York. Mr. Dorn 
received an A.B. degree from Colgate in 
1905. His daughter is Miss Adelaide E. 
Dorn, 21 Chauncy St., Apt. 23, Cambridge. 

ARTHUR CARROLL MAXFIELD '05 
in Warwick, R.I., August 16. Until he re- 
tired in 1959, he had been chief engineer 
in the textile finishing machinery depart- 
ment of Winsor & Jerauld Manufacturing 
Co., Providence. He previously had been 
vice-president and general manager of Har- 
ris Textile Machinery Co., Inc., Providence 
and East Greenwich, R.I. His widow is Ber- 
nice B. Maxfield, 76 Riverfarm Road, Cran- 
ston. 

CARL NATHANIEL NUTTER '06, A.M. '07 
in Concord, N.H., July 24, following an 
auto accident. He retired in 1953 as head of 
the history department at Stamford (Conn.) 
High School, where he had served for 40 
years. Mr. Nutter received a B.D. degree 
from Union Theological Seminary in 1910 
and taught for ten years in Bristol (Conn.) 
High School before going to Stamford. 
During World War II, Mr. Nutter served as 
chairman of the Selective Service Board of 
Stamford. He was a former member of the 
Stamford Teachers' Association, National 
Council of Social Studies, National Edu- 
cation Council, and the New England 
History Teachers' Association. His daugh- 
ter is Mrs. Elinor Cantrell, 25 Gardiner St., 
Noroton, Conn. 

HARRY ERNEST PATTEE '06 
in Lynchburg, Va., July 16 of complications 
following a broken hip. An outstanding 
baseball player at Brown, Pattee played 
shortstop two years and was named to the 
all-collegiate team. The native of Charles- 
town, Mass., played for Harrisburg of the 
International League in 1907, where he 
stole 60 bases and was drafted by the 
Brooklyn Dodgers. After one year in the 
majors, Pattee was shipped back to the In- 
ternational League and led Rochester to 
pennants in 1908 and 1909. He served as 
baseball coach at Brown from 1912 to 
1921, during which time his teams posted 
a 117-42-1 record for a .736 percentage. Al- 
though known as a strict disciplinarian, 
Pattee had a dry sense of humor and was 
close to his players. Until his retirement 
six years ago at age 82, Pattee was a part- 
ner in Heydon & Pattee, a general insur- 
ance and bonding service firm in Provi- 
dence. His fraternity was Kappa Sigma. 
Pattee is survived by two sons, William H. 
Pattee '50 of Jacksonville, Fla., and Harry 
E. Pattee, Jr., of Philadelphia and a daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Donald C. North, Jr., with whom 
the former Barrington (R.I.) resident had 
been living recently at 5704 Kanawha Road, 
Lynchburg, Va. A third son. Jay Pattee '44, 
one of Brown's finest placekickers, died 
several years ago. 

WALTER EMERSON HATCH '07 
in St. Albans, Vt., July 26. He was a re- 
tired employee of the Central Vermont 



Railway, with 33 years of service. Mr. 
Hatch previously had been an accountant 
of the Monson State Hospital, East Boston, 
Mass. Kappa Sigma. He is survived by a 
son, Henry B. Hatch, 6002 Park Drive, Col- 
lege Park, Md. 

ELIZABETH COLE DUBEE '08 
in Providence, R.I., June 7. She was the 
widow of J. Raymond Dubee, a practicing 
attorney in Providence for 40 years. Mrs. 
Dubee had been secretary to her husband 
for 30 years. She was a member of Alpha 
Beta Sorority and the Roger Williams So- 
ciety. Mrs. Dubee is survived by a daugh- 
ter, Mrs. William E. Tomlinson of Saga- 
more Beach, Mass. 

CHRISTIAN AUGUSTINE WORSLEY '08, 
A.M. '09 

in Santa Barbara, Calif., July 7. He was the 
retired chairman of the division of science 
and mathematics at Fullerton District Jun- 
ior College, Fullerton, Calif., and an in- 
structor of engineering physics. Following 
graduation, and after teaching science at 
the Rocky Ford High School in Colorado 
for a year, he moved to California where 
he lived and taught for 42 years, 32 of 
which were at Fullerton District Junior 
College. Following his retirement in 1950, 
Mr. Worsley became a collector of sea 
shells from all over the world. He was a 
member of the California Retired Teach- 
ers Association. His widow is Elizabeth F. 
Worsley, 40 Oceano Ave., Apt. 5, Santa 
Barbara. 

DR. MOSES LEVEROCK CROSSLEY '09, 
Sc.M. '10, Ph.D. '11, Sc.D. (hon.) '44 
in Hagerstown, Md., May 29. Retired in 
1950 as director of research for the Ameri- 
can Cyanamid Co., in Stanford, Conn., Dr. 
Crossley was one of the foremost scientists 
in the United Stales and was an authority 
on dye chemistry and pharmaceuticals, hav- 
ing done pioneer work on sulfanilamide 
derivatives. Following World War II, he 
served for a short time as scientific con- 
sultant for the War Department. In 1947, 
he received an honorary doctor of science 
degree from Wesleyan University, where 
he was head of the department of chemis- 
try for four years, and in the same year 
he was awarded a gold medal from The 
American Institute of Chemists for his 
work in the development of sulfa drugs. 
Following his retirement from industry, he 
served as a professor of biological research 
at Rutgers University. Dr. Crossley partici- 
pated in research in the chemotherapy of 
cancer and was instrumental in the develop- 
ment of cancer treatment drugs such as 
Tern and Tep, an anti-cancer drug. He was 
a former trustee of Brown, serving from 
1948-55, former president of its Associated 
Alumni, and in 1940, he was the recipient 
of the first Brown Bear Award by the New 
York Brown Club. Dr. Crossley also was a 
trustee emeritus of Union College and a 
past president of the Institute of Chem- 
ists and the Academy of Science. He pub- 
lished more than 100 papers on educational 
and scientific subjects and was a delegate 
to several world congresses on science. 



Sigma Nu. Sigma Xi. His son is Evan M. 
Crossley '37, 1800 Preston Road, Hagers- 
town. 

THE REV. ALLAN DAVID CREELMAN '10 
in Scituate, Mass., Aug. 5. Since 1957, he 
had been pastor emeritus of First Baptist 
Church of North Scituate, Mass. Mr. Creel- 
man received a B.D. degree from Newton 
Theological School in 1913 and began his 
ministry at the North Grafton (Mass.) Bap- 
tist Church. During World War I, he 
served as YMCA athletic director of the 
AEF in France, and acting chaplain for the 
36th Division of Engineers, U.S. Army. He 
served as pastor at the Quinsigamond Bap- 
tist Church in Worcester, Mass., until 
1920, when he joined First Baptist Church 
of North Scituate. He was pastor there for 
37 years. For 16 years he served as execu- 
tive secretary of the Massachusetts Baptist 
Charitable Society, and was a former 
trustee of the Hillside School for Boys and 
Massachusetts Baptist Convention. He was 
honored in 1963 by the First Baptist Church 
when he observed his 50th anniversary of 
his ordination. Lambda Chi Alpha. His 
daughter is Mrs. Philip B. Terry, Jr., 693 
Main St., Hingham, Mass. 

FRANK LE FORREST MANSUR '10 
in Marblehead, Mass., June 12. A retired 
superintendent of schools of Swampscott, 
Mass., Mr. Mansur dedicated the major 
portion of his life to education. He was a 
teacher at Maiden (Mass.) and Quincy 
High Schools from 1910-1917, served as 
principal of North Attleboro and Walpole 
High Schools, and as superintendent of 
schools in Walpole, Mass., from 1921 to 
1931. Renowned not only for his outstand- 
ing accomplishments as superintendent in 
the Swampscott School system from 1931 
to 1952, but also for his contribution 
to the advancement of state and national 
educational programs, he was honored in 
1964, when a $600,000 wing to the Swamp- 
scott High School was dedicated to him. A 
student of the drama, Mr. Mansur had 
been president and a leading figure in the 
Tavern Players of Lynn, Mass., for years, 
having produced and directed as well as 
played scores of roles in its productions. 
Phi Delta Theta. Phi Beta Kappa. His son 
is Daniel F. Mansur '47, 4 Kelley Road, 
Salem, Mass. 

HOWARD ALFRED TABER '10 
in Lakeville, Conn., May 20. He joined the 
faculty of The Hotchkiss School in 1913, 
where he taught physics and senior mathe- 
matics until his retirement in 1954. He was 
largely responsible for bringing hockey to 
the school, and was coach of the varsity 
for 25 years. Mr. Taber also served as fac- 
ulty secretary for 23 years and chairman 
of the scholarship records commission for 
15 years. A Rhodes scholar, Mr. Taber re- 
ceived a B.A. degree from St. John's Col- 
lege in Oxford, England, in 1913, and an 
A.M. degree in 1938. From 1955 to 1963, he 
taught at the Millbrook (N.Y.) School. 
Alpha Delta Phi. Phi Beta Kappa. Sigma 
Xi. His widow is Minnie P. Taber, Box 
305, Lakeville. 



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LERO\ GARDINER PILLING 'H 
in Bemidji, Minn., July 21. He was chief 
counsel and administrative secretary of the 
Rhode Island Legal Aid Society until IPSS, 
when he retired. Mr. Pilling joined the Le- 
gal Aid Society right after its founding in 
1921, and served as a "poor man's lawyer." 
When he retired he had served 34 years 
with the Society, longer than any legal aid 
administrator in the country. He began his 
law education at Harvard Law School and 
received a J.D. degree from the University 
of Michigan. Over the years, Mr. Pilling 
had worked on 28,000 cases. He also played 
major roles in the overhaul of Rhode Is- 
lands illegitimacy laws, the abolition of 
prison as a punishment for debtors, and 
the drafting and passage of the state juve- 
nile court commission bill. In 1958, the 
National Legal Aid Association honored 
Mr. Pilling by presenting him with the 
Reginald Heber Smith award for "dedicated 
service to Legal Aid." He was the author 
of more than 28 publications on legal aid. 
Sigma Chi. His daughter is Mrs. John 
Mathisen, 1001 Miles Ave., Bemidji. 

EDGAR PAUL BENGERT '12 
in Spencer, VV.Va., Jan. 17, 1964. He was a 
former president of the Concord Motors, 
Inc., Princeton, VV.Va. Mr. Bengert re- 
ceived an A.M. degree from Ohio State 
University in 1913 and an Ed.M. degree 
from Harvard University in 1924, and was 
a former associate professor of English at 
Southern Methodist and Ohio State Uni- 
versities. During World War I, he served 
with the U.S. Army. There are no known 
survivors. 

EDWIN MAURICE ROSE '12 
in Springfield, Mass., May 26. Since grad- 
uation, he had been employed by Swift & 
Company of Chicago, retiring as manager 
of the Springfield branch in 1953. Mr. Rose 
had served the company in the United 
States and Canada. He was a former 
vice-president of the Connecticut Valley 
Brown Club. His widow is Beatrice S. Rose, 
115 South Shore Drive, Springfield. 

MARGARET PARKHURST STEVENS '12 
in Newport, R.I., June 3. She was a retired 
English teacher at Rogers High School, 
Newport. Before she began her teaching 
career. Miss Stevens was a missionary in 
Burma for the American Baptist Foreign 
Mission. She also taught English at the 
Tuckerton and Bernardsville High Schools 
in New Jersey. A founder of the city's first 
senior citizens club, the Idle Hour, Miss 
Stevens was honored by the club for her 
services to the community. She also was 
class secretary. Miss Stevens was a past 
president of the Women's Christian Tem- 
perance Union and founder of the Mosaic 
Club of Newport. Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi 
Beta Kappa. She is survived by a niece, 
Mrs. Clyde Merkey of Sugarloaf Key, Fla. 

DR. LEIGHTON TEETERICK BOHL '13 
in Providence, June 1. A long-time engi- 
neering professor at Brown before his 
retirement in 1955, Dr. Bohl became an 
instructor at Brown after graduation. In 



1917 when World War I broke out, he 
joined the Army. He later worked for a 
number of engineering firms before return- 
ing to Brown in 1923 as an assistant pro- 
fessor of civil engineering. He was made 
a full professor in 1029. During World War 
II, he served temporarily as department 
head. Dr. Bohl also combined civic activi- 
ties and work as a consultant with his aca- 
demic duties. He was named to a number 
of stale and Providence commissions con- 
cerned with building and engineering. In 
1945, he was head of a YMCA program to 
train veterans to find jobs. He was past 
commodore of the Rhode Island Yacht 
Club, a member of the Cruising Club of 
America, and past commander of the Nar- 
ragansett Bay Power Squadron. Beta Theta 
Pi. His son is Leighton T. Bohl, Jr. '43, and 
his widow is Clare M. Bohl, Buttonwoods 
Crest Nursing Home, 139 Hemlock Ave., 
Warwick, R.I. 

HAROLD ALDEN GROUT '13, A.M. '13 
in Barrington, R.I., Aug. 11. He retired in 
1957 as vice-president and senior actuary 
of the John Hancock Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Company of Boston. Mr. Grout joined 
John Hancock following graduation, but 
this was interrupted by World War I, dur- 
ing which he served as a hospital sergeant 
in the medical section of the U.S. Army. 
He rejoined John Hancock in 1919. Mr. 
Grout had served as a lecturer at Boston 
University School of Business Administra- 
tion and as consulting actuary for the 
Brookline, Mass., Retirement System. He 
also designed the retirement system for the 
Wellesley, Mass., town employees. A past 
president of the Brown Club of Boston, he 
was a director of the Wellesley Cooperative 
Bank and was active in Boy Scouting. After 
moving to Rhode Island in 1958, Mr. 
Grout served on the board of directors of 
the Barrington Mental Health Board and 
was vice-president for finance of the Rhode 
Island Audubon Society. Delta Phi. Phi 
Beta Kappa. Sigma Xi. His brother is Ed- 
gar M. Grout '28, his sons are Richard A. 
Grout '42 and Robert W. Grout '48, and his 
widow is Flora B. Grout, 2 Harbour Road, 
Barrington. 

THE REV. CHARLES HERBERT RICKER 
'13 

in Sarasota, Fla., June 18. He was rector 
emeritus of St. Wilfred's Episcopal Church 
there. A graduate of the Episcopal Theo- 
logical School in Cambridge, Mass., where 
he received an S.T.B. degree in 1916, he 
served churches in New York, Rhode Is- 
land, and Connecticut before going to 
Florida. While Mr. Ricker was serving as 
assistant rector at the Church of the Re- 
deemer in Sarasota, he was named vicar 
of a new mission known as St. Wilfred's. 
In a year and a half, the growth of the 
mission resulted in the completion of a 
church which had grown from 40 families 
to over 400 families as communicants. Mr. 
Ricker started what may have been the 
earliest interfaith cooperation in Sarasota 
in 1958, when he persuaded clergymen of 
all faiths to work for the establishment of 
the interfaith chapel in Sarasota Memorial 



Hospital. Mr. Ricker was a former vice- 
president of the West Coast Brown Club 
and past president of the Ivy League Club 
of Sarasota. Beta Theta Pi. His brother 
is Howard B. Ricker, 97 Irving Ave., East 
Providence. 

IRA ALLAN MARCUS '14 
in Wakefield, R.I., July 12. A practicing 
Rhode Island attorney for more than 50 
years, Mr. Marcus earned his LL.B. degree 
from Boston University Law School. During 
World War I, he served in the Adjutant 
General's Corps of the U.S. Army. His 
widow is Evelyn H. Marcus, Sand Hill Cove 
Road, Narragansett, R.I. 

MAURICE AUGUSTUS WOLF '14 
in Providence, June 14. He retired from his 
own investment securities business in 1952. 
Following graduation, Mr. Wolf became a 
salesman for United Coal Company in 
Providence, then joined Bodell Company, 
an investment banking firm, as an appren- 
tice and salesman. During World War I, he 
was an Army infantry officer, attaining the 
rank of major upon his discharge in 1918. 
He was a general partner in Hutchinson & 
Co., Providence investment brokers, before 
establishing his own securities business. In 
the 1940s Mr. Wolf was assistant to the 
president and director of personnel for the 
Textile-Finishing Machinery Co., Provi- 
dence, manufacturers of anti-aircraft ma- 
chine gun mounts. During World War II, he 
was ordered to active duty and served in 
a number of capacities including 24 months 
as director of security and intelligence and 
post and area provost marshal. Following 
his release from service as a colonel in 
1947, Mr. Wolf joined Newsweek, where he 
did educational promotion work. He was 
one of the founders of Big Brothers of 
Rhode Island, Inc., served as president of 
the United Fund, and as vice-chairman of 
the Rhode Island Republican finance com- 
mittee. Psi Upsilon. His widow is Ruth T. 
Wolf, 33 Stimson Ave., Providence. 

EDWARD WINSLOW HINCKS '15 
in Augusta, Maine, July 24. He was su- 
perintendent of schools in Calais, Maine. 
Following his retirement in 1955, Mr. 
Hincks became business manager of Pil- 
grim Lodge in Litchfield, Maine, a church 
camp operated in the religious education 
program of the Congregational Christian 
Conference of Maine. He received an Ed.M. 
degree from Harvard University in 1927, 
served as assistant principal at Thayer 
Academy, Braintree, Mass., and was presi- 
dent at Kents Hill Junior College from 1921 
to 1942, at which time he became super- 
intendent of schools in Calais. Phi Delta 
Theta. His widow is Easter T. Hincks, P.O. 
Box 1132, Cape Coral, Fla. 

DR. CARLO CANIO RU5SO '16 
in New York City, April 23. He was a 
New York City physician with a general 
practice in medicine, surgery, and obstet- 
rics. Dr. Russo received a B.S. degree from 
Columbia University in 1919 and an M.D. 
degree from its College of Physicians and 
Surgeons in 1921. Dr. Russo was a fellow 



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of the American Medical Association and 
was recently cited by it in recognition of 
?0 years of service in the practice of medi- 
cine. He was a member of the Italian Phy- 
sicians of America. His widow is Carmela 
S. Russo, 124 Thompson St., New York 
City. 

ALBERT REGINALD NICHOLS '17 
in West Warwick, R.I., July 10. He was 
a former control manager for Uniroyal, 
Inc., Providence. Mr. Nichols began his 
career as an assistant chemist with the 
U.S. Rubber Company in 1918 and re- 
mained with the company until he retired. 
During World War I, he was with the U.S. 
Chemical Warfare Service at the American 
University Experiment Station in Wash- 
ington, D.C. Mr. Nichols had served as 
East Greenwich tax assessor. His son is 
David R. Nichols '52, and his widow is 
Nan R. Nichols, 272 Division St., East 
Greenwich, R.I. 

LEROY DEXTER LINCOLN '18 
in Bristol, R.I., July 24. He retired in 1960 
as vice-president and assistant treasurer of 
Eastern Advertising Co., Pawtucket, R.I. 
Mr. Lincoln previously worked as a pay- 
master for the former Lonsdale (R.I.) Com- 
pany. During World War I, he served with 
the Army's 26th Division. Delta Tau Delta. 
His son is Dr. Robert D. Lincoln '42, and 
his widow is Mary P. Lincoln, 71 Read 
Ave., Lincoln, R.I. 

MAURICE MOSKOL '18 
in Providence, June 1. He had owned and 
operated Undergarment Sales Company in 
Providence from 1919 until his retirement 
15 years ago. During World War I, Mr. 
Moskol served as an ensign in the U.S. 
Navy. He was a former board member of 
Temple Beth-El and a former chairman 
of the religious school committee. His 
brother is Harold 5. Moskol '29, and his 
daughter is Miss Marjorie Moskol, 27 Wil- 
liam EUery Place, Providence. 

ELIZABETH ROGERS O'DONNELL '18, 
A.M. '32 

in Woonsocket, R.I., July 1. She was a 
mathematics teacher at Woonsocket High 
School for 43 years until her retirement ten 
years ago. Miss O'Donnell had held the 
post of department chairman since 1959. 
Survivors include two sisters, the Misses 
Mary J. and Marcella P. O'Donnell of 
Woonsocket. 

EDWARD JOSEPH HASKELL '22 
in Pawtucket, R.I., June 14. He was comp- 
troller of the Pawtucket Times for more 
than 40 years. During World War I, he 
served with the S.A.T.C. program at 
Brown. He was a member of the Rhode Is- 
land Press Club and the National Office of 
Management Association. His son is Ed- 
ward J. Haskell, Jr. '47, and his widow is 
Marie M. Haskell, 150 Second St., Paw- 
tucket. 

LUCILE ROGERS '22, A.M. '24 

in Boston, Mass., July 1. She was a former 

executive of the Girl Scouts of America 



in Lowell, Mass., and Schenectady, N.Y., 
and served as a specialist in camping with 
the national headquarters. In recent years. 
Miss Rogers taught remedial reading at 
St. George's School in Newport, R.I., and 
continued this work during several years 
of residence at the Boston Home for Par- 
kinson's Disease. Miss Rogers also was a 
former director of Camp Chequessett in 
Wellfleet, Mass., a nautical camp for girls. 
Sigma Xi. 

CLINTON GEORGE CLOUGH '23 
in Providence, June 2. He was a senior 
partner in the Warwick, R.I., law firm of 
Budlong, Clough, Lewis & Ryan. After re- 
ceiving his LL.B. degree from Harvard Law 
School in 1926, he became associated with 
the law firm of Wilson, Churchill & Cur- 
tiss and in 1930, the firm was reorganized 
and became known as Wilson, Lovejoy, 
Budlong & Clough, Providence. In 1942, 
Mr. Clough was elected to the Rhode Island 
House on the Republican ticket and served 
until 1946. He also was East Greenwich 
(R.I.) town solicitor from 1945 to 1968. 
Delta Tau Delta. His son is Clinton G. 
Clough, Jr. '53, and his widow is Edith S. 
Clough, 62 Somerset St., East Greenwich. 

THEODORE ROOSEVELT JEFFERS '23 
in Providence, July 9. Mr. Jeffers retired in 
1966 as treasurer and general manager of 
Smith-Holden, Inc., Providence, dealers in 
dental and surgical supplies. Following 
graduation, he taught English and dramatics 
at the Providence Country Day School un- 
til 1928, when he joined the faculty of 
Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J. Mr. Jeffers 
remained at Blair, where he taught Eng- 
lish, coached dramatics, and acted as ad- 
visor for the student publication, until 
1936, when he was appointed executive 
secretary of the Brown University Council. 
In 1938, he became general manager and 
treasurer of Smith-Holden. Mr. Jeffers was 
active in amateur dramatics since his days 
at Brown and was president of Sock and 
Buskin. But he was primarily known as the 
best-loved and best-hissed villain of many 
an Art Club Christmas Show, where his 
race-track tout hound's-tooth check suit, 
derby, and flourished cigar were his fa- 
miliar stage accoutrements. Mr. Jeffers 
was president of the Art Club from 1958 
to 1960 and was president of the Ameri- 
can Dental Trade Association the same 
two years. Mr. Jeffers was a member of 
the Friends of Brown University Theater, 
the Rhode Island Historical Society, and 
the Providence Preservation Society. Zeta 
Psi. Phi Beta Kappa. His brother is J. Don- 
ald Jeffers '30, his son is John H. Jeffers 
'56, his daughter is Betsy Jeffers Bishop 
'54, and his widow is the former Elizabeth 
L. Young '24, 40 Sheldon St., Providence. 

GEORGE WASHINGTON SMITH '23 
in Greenwich, Conn., May 16. He retired 
in 1965, after 17 years as a structural engi- 
neer with Uniroyal, New York City. Mr. 
Smith also was an engineer for the Ameri- 
can Bridge Co., Trenton, N.J. He was a 
member of the American Society of Civil 
Engineers. Phi Sigma Kappa. Sigma Xi. 



Phi Beta Kappa. His widow is Mrs. George 
W. Smith, 8 Hickory Drive, Byram, Conn. 

GEORGE ALVAH CHRITTON '24 
in Santa Barbara, Calif., June 2. He was 
retired as office manager of the Clayton 
Co., Los Angeles. Mr. Chritton received a 
B.S.L. degree from Northwestern Univer- 
sity in 1926, and began his career with 
Edison General Electric Appliance Co., 
Chicago. He also served as secretary of 
the Opalite Corporation, Chicago, makers of 
raised glass letters for signs. Phi Gamma 
Delta. His widow is Dorothea G. Chritton, 
720 El Bosque Road, Montecito, Calif. 

GARLAND CAMBRIDGE MARTIN '25 
in Simsbury, Conn., May 16. He was a re- 
tired vice-president and member of the 
board of directors of Darworth Inc., Sims- 
bury, a wholly-owned subsidiary of En- 
sign-Bickford Co. Mr. Martin joined En- 
sign-Bickford in 1927 and was employed 
there until his retirement in 1970. During 
his employment he served as manager of 
personnel, industrial engineering manager, 
textile department manager, and general 
manager of the textile division. In 1967, he 
was elected to the positions he held at the 
time of his retirement. Mr. Martin served as 
choir director for 13 years and was a mem- 
ber of the board of senior deacons of the 
First Church of Christ, Congregational, of 
Simsbury. Active in Boy Scout work, he 
received the Silver Beaver Award, the high- 
est award given for Scouting leadership. 
His widow is Bernice C. Martin, 56 Terry 
Plains Road, Simsbury. 

ELEANOR HANSON VAUGHAN '25 
in Bethesda, Md., June 15. She was a for- 
mer librarian at Nathan Bishop Junior High 
School in Providence, at the Nathanael 
Greene Junior High School, and at the 
Providence Public Library. Her husband is 
Lawrence M. Vaughan, 8916 Oneida Lane, 
Bethesda. 

LLOYD WARREN DAVIS '26 
in Cape May, N.J., July 8. He was a re- 
tired travel agent and part-owner with his 
wife of the Wildwood (N.J.) Travel Agency. 
Mr. Davis formerly was a technical direc- 
tor in the textile chemistry department of 
E. F. Drew & Co., Inc., Boonton, N.J., and 
secretary of National Oil Products Co., 
Harrison, N.J. During World War I, he 
served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Davis was a 
director of the American Association of 
Textile Chemists and Colorists. His brother 
is Paul W. Davis '20, and his widow is the 
former Mabel E. Middleton '18, 2 Cresse 
St., Rio Grande, N.J. 

LLEWELLYN VALENTINE LAKE '26 
in North Providence, June 5. He had been 
employed as a machinist at the Leesona 
Corporation, Warwick, R.I., for 17 years 
before his retirement in 1967. For the past 
three years, Mr. Lake had been employed 
as a clerk at the Dutchland Farm Store 
in Cranston. During World War II, he was 
a machinist with Brown and Sharpe in 
Providence. His widow is Beatrice B. Lake, 
117 Keith Ave., Cranston. 



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RICHARD HOLDEN PLACE '26 
in East Waterboro, Maine, May 31. He 
was former owner and operator of Place's 
Country Store, East Waterboro, and a well- 
known barbershop quartet bass singer. Be- 
sides his variety store, Mr. Place took 
photographs to make scenic views for post- 
cards which he sold to summer residents. 
He operated the store for 25 years and 
later operated a motel at Higgins Beach 
for Ine years. Mr. Place also was a former 
reporter for the Providence Journal and 
Seu's-Tribune, before moving to East 
Waterboro in 1940. He was a past president 
of the Portland (Maine) chapter of the bar- 
bershop quartet society. His brother is Ed- 
ward Place '24, and his widow is Marion 
W. Place, East Waterboro. 

THOMAS DAVIES BOWMAN '27 
in State College, Pa., May 20. He was pro- 
fessor emeritus of English literature at 
Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Bow- 
man received an A.M. degree from Penn 
State in 1931 and had taught at the uni- 
versity for 35 years, retiring in 1962. Dur- 
ing his years of teaching at Penn State, his 
principal undergraduate course was on 
Shakespeare's comedies and tragedies, but 
he also taught other courses in Shakes- 
peare's works. Mr. Bowman had done ex- 
tensive research on Shakespearean litera- 
ture, particularly on the plays, Othello and 
Antony and Cleopatra. He was a member 
of the Shakespeare Association of Amer- 
ica and the Modern Languages Association. 
Phi Beta Kappa. His widow is the former 
Eleanor R. Legner '30, 219 E. Mitchell Ave., 
State College. 

PAUL JAMES MAHONEY '27 
in New York City, Oct. 21, 1969. He was 
president of Paul J. Mahoney, Inc., a New 
York City securities firm. He had also been 
associated with the New York Trust Co. 
Delta Tau Delta. His widow is Mary-Louise 
S. Mahoney, 200 E. 74th St., New York 
City. 

JAMES ROBERT HINCHCLIFFE, JR. '28 
Sept. 4, 1966. He was a former district 
sales manager for B. Heller & Co., Cleve- 
land, Ohio. Mr. Hinchcliffe also was an 
Ohio sales manager for E. F. Drew & Co., 
Inc., New York City, and Chin's Foods Inc., 
Cleveland. During World War II, he was 
a field survey engineer with the U.S. Naval 
Reserve. Delta Kappa Epsilon. His widow 
is Mrs. James R. Hinchcliffe, 12931 Shaker 
Blvd., Cleveland. 

SHIRLEY EVERARD STEVENS '29 
in Stoughton, Mass., July 1. He was a resi- 
dent engineer of maintenance for the Mas- 
sachusetts Department of Public Welfare. 
During World War II, Mr. Stevens served 
as an officer with the Naval Civil Engi- 
neer Corps. He previously was an assistant 
plant engineer with the Crompton (R.I.) 
Co., pile fabric manufacturers, and a 
resident engineer with the Rhode Island 
State Board of Public Roads. Mr. Stevens 
was a former selectman and a 15-year vet- 
eran of the planning board of Holbrook, 
As a planning board member he was an 



architect of the town's original zoning by- 
laws. He served as chairman of the select- 
men for two years. His widow is Elsie 
O. Stevens, 180 Weymouth St., Holbrook. 

EDMUND JOSEPH FARRELL '30 
in Wakefield, R.I., August 12. A co-founder 
of the Pawtucket Teachers' Alliance, he later 
became superintendent of schools in Paw- 
tucket, R.I. Following graduation, Mr. Far- 
rell was appointed to the Pawtucket public 
school system and taught general science 
at Slater Junior High School. Later he was 
transferred to the old Pawtucket High 
School as a biology teacher. After World 
War II service with the Air Force, he 
returned to the Pawtucket schools and in 
1948, became an assistant guidance direc- 
tor. In 1953, Mr. Farrell received a life 
superintendent certificate. He also earned 
an Ed.M. degree from Rhode Island Col- 
lege of Education, now Rhode Island Col- 
lege. In 1959, he was named associate reg- 
istrar and associate director of admissions 
at the University of Rhode Island. He later 
became registrar and held that post until 

1969, when he became education consultant 
to the International School Services in 
Western Europe, retiring from that post in 

1970. Mr. Farrell was secretary of the Class 
of 1930. Phi Kappa. His widow is Cath- 
erine R. Farrell, 314 Ocean Road, Narra- 
gansett, R.I. 

MARY METCALF PLEASANTON '31 
in Arlington, Vt., April 9. Before her mar- 
riage, she was in the merchandising divi- 
sion of B. Altman & Co., White Plains, 
N.Y., and during World War II, served as 
a volunteer with the American Red Cross. 
Her husband is Archie W. Pleasanton, Red 
Mountain Road, Arlington. 

EVERETT MICHAEL BATTEY '32 
in Chicago, Feb. 25. He was regional 
manager of Infilco, Inc., Chicago, an engi- 
neering firm. After graduation, Mr. Battey 
held positions with the Providence Water 
Supply Board and at the Scituate Reser- 
voir filter plant and laboratory, advancing 
to chief chemist. In 1939, he joined Inter- 
national Filter Co., now Infilco, Inc., in 
New York as a field engineer. During 
World War II, working out of the company 
office in Boston, he handled the sale and 
design of water treating plans for many 
major war plants. After the war Mr. Bat- 
tey was in the company's Boston office, 
keeping in close touch with research and 
development work being carried out by the 
Army Engineers at Fort Belvoir. Later he 
moved to the Chicago office, where he be- 
came regional manager. His sister is Shir- 
ley Battey Bitterlich '36, and his widow 
is Kathryn M. Battey, 430 Middlesex 
Court, Buffalo Grove, 111. 

DONALD FREDERICK McCAFFREY '34 
in Providence, June 13. He retired this 
year as supervisor of the Providence Post 
Office. Mr. McCaffrey was a member of the 
National Letter Carriers and Postal Super- 
visors Union and was a past president of 
the Dean Academy Alumni Association. 
Delta Kappa Epsilon. His widow is Mar- 



garet M. McCaffrey, 72 Washburn Ave., 
Rumford, R.I. 

MARION MADEIRA PALMER '34 
in West Chester, Pa., May 6. Mrs. Palmer 
also did graduate work at Lehigh Univer- 
sity and the University of Delaware, and 
taught at Hamburg (Pa.) High School. She 
is survived by her husband, Carl, 1033 S. 
New St. Road, West Chester. 

JAMES BEALE SEDGWICK '34 
in Eastchester, N.Y., May 17. He was a 
teacher of industrial arts at Lyndhurst 
(N.J.) High School. During World War II, 
he served with the U.S. Army in the Pa- 
cific. A former executive secretary of R. H. 
Macy, New York, Mr. Sedgwick had pre- 
viously been an industrial and management 
engineer with Yonkers (N.Y.) Cabinet Corp. 
He was a Boy Scout leader in Scarsdale. 
Kappa Sigma. His widow is Harriet B. 
Sedgwick, 143 Gaylor Road, Scarsdale. 

RALPH FREDERICK WHOLEY, SR. '35 
in East Greenwich, R.I., June 7, following 
an auto accident. Mr. Wholey was a tax 
examiner for the State Department of 
Employment Security, Providence. He 
graduated from Providence College in 1937. 
During World War II, Mr. Wholey served 
with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
and remained active as a lieutenant colonel 
in the Army Reserve until recently. He 
was a former president and treasurer of 
Metalatex Industries, Inc., rubber manu- 
facturers in Providence. He also was as- 
sociated with the Narragansett Brewery in 
Cranston, R.I., and as a sales engineer 
with Grinnell Co., Inc., in Cranston. His 
widow is Nonie M. Wholey, 28 Mathew- 
son St., Narragansett, R.I. 

HARLEY EUGENE FOLSOM '36 
in Keene, N.H., June 20. He was president 
and treasurer of the Granite State Dry 
Cleaning Company in Keene. Prior to mov- 
ing there in 1946, Mr. Folsom had worked 
for the Boston and Maine Railroad and 
the Central Railroad of New Jersey. His 
widow is Dorothy W. Folsom, 275 Water 
St., Keene. 

CATHERINE SULLIVAN LARGAY '36 
in Middlebury, Conn., July 22. Before her 
marriage, she was a secretary in the sta- 
tistical department of H. C. Wainwright 
& Co., Boston. She was a former director 
of the Women's Auxiliary, St. Mary's Hos- 
pital, Diocesan Bureau of Social Service, 
and the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center. 
Mrs. Largay was class vice-president. She 
is survived by her husband, Thomas, South 
St., Middlebury. 

DONALD AUSTIN WHITE '36 
in Kingston, N.H., June 20. He was equip- 
ment division contracts manager for Ray- 
theon Co., Wayland, Mass. He had been 
associated with Raytheon for 28 years. A 
resident of Kingston for 19 years, Mr. 
White was chairman of the board of trus- 
tees of Kingston Congregational Church 
and a former chairman of the Kingston 
Planning Board. Sigma Nu. His widow is 



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Irene H. White, Bartlett Beach Drive, 

Kingston. 

LORETTA SMITH SHELDON '37 
in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., July 2. Her husband, 
A. Graham, of 14 Orlando Ave., Ardsley, 
N.Y., survives. 

CRISTY MAC GREGOR THOMPSON '38 
in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 6, 1969. He 
was a purchasing agent with Vaughn & 
Wright in Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Thompson 
also had been affiliated with Swift & Co. 
in Miami. Sigma Nu. His daughter is Mrs. 
Dallas King, 6191 5.W. 42nd Court, Fort 
Lauderdale. 

EVERETT CURTIS HUNTINGTON A.M. 
'42 

in Worcester, Mass., Aug. 1. He was a 
second vice-president and actuary of State 
Mutual Life Assurance Co. of America 
and a member of its executive committee. 
Mr. Huntington received an Sc.B. degree 
from the University of New Hampshire 
in 1937 and during World War II served 
with the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He 
joined State Mutual in 1938 in the actu- 
arial department and advanced to actuary 
in 1962. Mr. Huntington was a fellow of 
the Society of Actuaries and was a chair- 
man of the Actuaries' Clubs of Boston and 
Hartford. His widow is the former Mar- 
garet Schwenzfeger A.M. '38, 349 Lincoln 
St., Worcester. 

DR. HARRISON SOUDER COOMBS '43 

suddenly, in New Canaan, Conn., May 
22. He had been a pediatrician in New Ca- 
naan for 21 years and was known almost 
as well for his activity in nature and art. 
Dr. Coombs received an M.D. degree from 
Tufts College of Medicine in 1945 and 
completed his residency at the New Eng- 
land Medical Center in Boston in 1950. 
Active in community affairs. Dr. Coombs 
was the first president and a founder of 
the New Canaan Nature Center. He also 
was a past president of the New Canaan 
Audubon Society and a board member of 
both the Nature Center and the Audubon 
Society. Dr. Coombs was a fellow of the 
American Academy of Pediatrics and a 
member of the New England Pediatrics So- 
ciety. He also was a member of the at- 
tending staff of Norwalk Hospital and of 
the courtesy staffs of Stamford and St. 
Joseph's Hospitals. His widow is Elisa- 
beth G. Coombs, 343 South Ave., New 
Canaan. 

JOHN JAMES PHIPPS '46 
in Providence, June 17. He was employed 
as an auditor for the Naval Supply Cen- 
ter in Newport, R.I. Mr. Phipps previously 
worked for Taco, Inc., Cranston, and Price 
Waterhouse Co., Providence, as an ac- 
countant. He graduated from the Univer- 
sity of Rhode Island in 1948. His widow 
is Eleanor L. Phipps, 36 Johnson Ave., War- 
wick, R.I. 

JOHN PHILLIP ROBERTS '46 
suddenly, in New York City, June 8. He 
was a master film editor at the American 



Broadcasting Company in New York City. 
Mr. Roberts also worked as a film editor 
on Louis DeRochemont's third Cinerama 
film. An alumnus of the Yale School of 
Drama, he also attended Dartmouth Col- 
lege. His son, Jonathan, survives. 

BRADFORD NEWMAN WARNER '48 
in Bridgeport, Conn., July 16 He was di- 
rector of corporate, community and em- 
ploye relations at Warnaco Inc., Bridgeport. 
Mr. Warner was a former parade grand 
marshal and ringmaster of the Barnum 
Festival, held annually in Bridgeport. He 
served as a member of the board of select- 
men, the finance board, and the town sewer 
commission, and was active in local Re- 
publican circles. In 1960, Mr. Warner was 
named young man of the year by the 
Bridgeport Junior Chamber of Commerce. 
He had been president of the Southern 
Connecticut chapter of the Public Relations 
Society of America and was active in the 
Boy Scouts and in Boys Club activities. 
Lambda Chi Alpha. His son is Bradford H. 
Warner 'li, and his widow is Marilyn H. 
Warner, 33 Evergreen Hill Road, Fairfield, 
Conn. 

ROBERT DENNIS CAHILL '50 
in New York City, May 26. He was a for- 
mer district manager of Schick, Inc., Provi- 
dence, manufacturers of electric shavers. 
Mr. Cahill had served with the U.S. Army. 
His sister is Mrs. John J. Smyth, 16 Bass- 
wood Ave., Providence. 

HELEN GEDDES HORAN '54 
in Hanover, N.H., May 21. In recent years 
she served as librarian at the Woodstock 
(Vt.) Country School, and later she worked 
in the Yankee Bookshop in Woodstock. 
Mrs. Horan also attended Skidmore Col- 
lege. Her husband David and two children, 
Andrea and Mark, of East Barnard, Vt., 
survive. 

BERNARD JOHN MULLIGAN A.M. '56 
in Pawtucket, R.I., May 21. He was a re- 
search biologist at the Veterans Adminis- 
tration Hospital in Providence. Mr. Mulli- 
gan received an Sc.B. degree from Alle- 
ghany College before coming to Brown. 
He was a World War II and Korean War 
Army veteran and a member of the Soci- 
ety of American Bacteriologists and the 
New York Academy of Science. Mr. Mulli- 
gan also was a former organist and choir- 
master at St. Margaret's Church, Rumford. 
His widow is Marie E. Mulligan, 56 Ruth 
Ave., Rumford. 

JANE BOHMAN EBERLE '57 
in Morristown, N.J., April 21. Before her 
marriage she was a teacher at the Foote 
School, New Haven, Conn. She is survived 
by her husband. Marcel, and two children. 
Marcel, Jr., and Felicity, 57 Maple Ave., 
Madison, N.J. 

PHILIP HECKERT SANDERS, JR. '60 
in New York City, June 29, 1970. He was a 
former showroom manager at Jens Risom 
Design, Inc., Chicago, manufacturers of 
contemporary executive business furniture. 



His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. 
Sanders, 19175 Orchard Heights Drive, 
South Bend, Ind. 

PATRICK SUYDAM JONES '62 
off the coast of Maine, June 19. Mr. Jones 
was sailing in a 36-foot sailboat when he 
disappeared with his two companions. He 
was scheduled to become director of de- 
velopment on July 1 at Phillips Exeter 
Academy, where he was serving as associ- 
ate director of development. Mr. Jones 
joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1958 and 
was ordered to active duty in 1963. He 
had served on two different occasions in 
Vietnam. At the time of his death, he was 
a division leader for Brown's Program 
for the Seventies. Sigma Nu. His widow is 
Sarah L. Jones, 18 ElUot St., Exeter, N.H. 

MATTHEW MILLMAN A.M. '66 
in Providence, July 25. He was chairman 
of the Hope High School English depart- 
ment for the last three years. In addition 
to his duties as a department head, Mr. 
Millman was a member of the English de- 
partment at Roger Williams College and 
had been a teacher in the Providence school 
system for more than 35 years. Mr. Mill- 
man received his Sc.B. and Sc.M. degrees 
from the University of Rhode Island. Dur- 
ing World War II, he served as a gunnery 
officer with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Millman 
was a past president of the Rhode Island 
Council of English Teachers and a past 
secretary of the New England Council of 
English Teachers. His brother is Lester 
Millman '43, and his widow is Doris June 
S. Millman, 67 Fourth St., Providence. 

LT. JOHN ROBINSON MYER, USN, '66 
in an accident, Sept., 1970. His widow is 
Janice H. Myer, and his parents are Mr. 
and Mrs. Frederick G. Myer, 186 Hale St., 
Beverly, Mass. 

ENS. PAUL DOUGLAS SEMPLICINO, 

USN, '69 

in Bangkok, Thailand, May 15. He was 
drowned in Bangkok's Chao Phraya River 
while crossing in a water taxi. Ensign Sem- 
plicino was coming off an authorized leave 
when the accident occurred, and was tak- 
ing the water taxi when two armed men 
accosted him and threw him overboard. He 
was commissioned an ensign after gradu- 
ation and subsequently entered naval train- 
ing at San Francisco, served briefly at San 
Diego, and shipped out last April on his 
first cruise aboard the destroyer U.S. Shel- 
ton, a World War II vessel, as damage 
control officer. His parents are Mr. and 
Mrs. Anthony Semplicino, Oakwood Drive, 
Wading River, N.Y. 

ALAN STUART PAYMER '73 
in France, June 29, following a motor bike 
accident. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. 
Stanley Paymer, 507 Harrison Ave., Glen- 
side, Pa. 



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Dollar pinch 
in Ivy League 
athletics 



In the Big 10, Michigan State has 
talked about putting all varsity 
sports except football, basketball, and 
hockey on a club basis. Wisconsin may 
abandon its successful crew program. 

In the deep south and southwest, 
some athletic directors — privately, at 
least — have agreed that the costly fight 
to sign up 6-1, 220-pound athletes who 
can run the 100 in 9.7 and also find 
their way to the local practice field has 
gone beyond acceptable limits. 

Last June, the Philadelphia school 
board voted to discontinue all extracur- 
ricular activities in the city's 285 public 
schools. Among the things deleted was 
the Thanksgiving Day football game 
between Philadelphia's Central and 
Northeast High Schools, a rivalry that 
began in 1892 and is said to be the old- 
est in the nation. 

The situation is basically the same 
from coast to coast, both in the colleges 
and the public high schools, even those 
high schools in the affluent suburbs. The 
cut back in athletics has even reached 
down to the junior high schools in many 
sections of the country. 

Serving on a school board has never 
been a bed of roses. Membership on a 
board that has just cashiered a high 
school sports program could be classi- 
fied as service above and beyond the 
call of duty. It also could be dangerous. 

In Philadelphia, Board President 
Richardson Dilworth was shocked by 
the "violence and scope" of the re- 
sponse to the elimination of high school 
sports. Meetings of the board, he said, 
were enlivened by "hysterical denuncia- 
tions." 

The problem is money — or the lack 
of it. The Philadelphia school system was 
faced with an immense deficit in its 



$360 million budget. Cutting extracur- 
ricular activities would save the city $4.5 
million. (Several weeks later, the Phila- 
delphia board gave in to the angry reac- 
tion, and restored the athletic funds.) 

College presidents are in the same 
boat with school superintendents. More 
and more services are demanded of them 
at a time when there is a lack of money 
to provide these services. 

With the red ink increasing on their 
balance sheets, most college presidents 
have given the word to all department 
chairmen: review your program and 
tighten your belt. Athletic departments 
are not immune from this edict. 

Even the prestigious Ivy League 
colleges are feeling the financial pinch. 
Some members of the Ancient Eight 
are sporting fashionable deficits and are 
dipping into endowment to make ends 
meet. 

For more than a year now, most Ivy 
League athletic directors have been un- 
der pressure to cut back their budgets. 
Slashes at Princeton, Penn, Columbia, 
and Cornell range anywhere from $60,- 
000 to $125,000. 

The call for economy is perhaps 
less blatant at Harvard and Yale, but 
even there serious efforts are being made 
to effect economies. Brown's budget 
hasn't been trimmed, but, then. Brown 
has been operating under an austerity 
athletic budget for years. 

Only at Dartmouth has the operat- 
ing budget been left intact. The main 
concern up at Hanover is that there will 
not be sufficient funds available to im- 
prove plant. 

Although the Ivy A.D.s claim that 
they are working under a no-panic pol- 
icy, the fact remains that they are op- 
erating under considerable pressure. And 
that pressure comes from several direc- 
tions. 

On the one hand, the athletic direc- 
tors must operate with tighter budgets 
while still keeping their basic programs. 
At the same time, they are under grow- 
ing pressure from those within the uni- 
versity community who question the 
amount of money being spent on ath- 
letics. 

This question isn't new. But where 
it once reflected an isolated opinion, the 
question now is asked by a wider seg- 
ment of the faculty and from a growing 
number of students. 

The athletic directors feel strongly 
that they can justify every penny spent 
on athletics. But their ace in the hole 



in this argument is the service athletics 
supplies for students, as well as others 
in the college community. So, each A.D. 
is adamant that the economies put into 
effect should not force a cut back on 
student participation. 

The economies vary from school to 
school. Cornell's athletes will be seeing 
more of the bus and less of the plane 
from now on. At Harvard, the pre-sea- 
son training meal for the football play- 
ers was moved from individual houses to 
the Varsity Club. The players are walk- 
ing more but Harvard is paying less. 

Penn will be sending teams such as 
wrestling and swimming on the road 
together instead of separately. At Prince- 
ton, some expensive non-league contests 
have been dropped, including the long 
and valued rivalry with North Carolina 
in tennis. 

While economy moves are also be- 
ing pushed at Yale, the A.D. there is 
seriously questioning whether or not the 
athletic program should be run in 1971 
the same way it was run in 1951. 

And while the Ivy athletic directors 
bravely struggle with the financial prob- 
lems, the NCAA has come along with a 
report that could really muddy the wa- 
ters. 

The report is in two parts. The first 
segment says that all financial aid should 
be given on the basis of need. So far, so 
good. That has been the Ivy League 
policy for some time now. 

The second section involves a limi- 
tation on the number of financial aid 
commitments allowed in those intercol- 
legiate sports recognized by the NCAA. 
The keystone to this program is the 
limitation on the number of new finan- 
cial aid commitments which may be 
made to incoming student-athletes in 
each sport, and each sport would have a 
participation quota. 

This rule would apply to students 
who were recruited. As defined in the 
NCAA report of September 7, recruited 
refers to a boy "whose matriculation 
was solicited by a member of the athletic 
staff or any other representative of ath- 
letic interest with a view toward the stu- 
dent's ultimate participation in the var- 
sity intercollegiate program." 

The Ivy League is seriously con- 
cerned with part two of this proposal — 
the part that would limit the number of 
boys on aid who could participate in a 
given sport. 



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Each of the Ivy League athletic di- 
rectors was asked to comment on this 
NCAA proposal. At the same time, the 
A.D.s were asked last month to respond 
to five other questions dealing with the 
financial pinch. Their replies follow. 

J.B. 

Is your college losing money 
on athletics? 

Ferdinand A. Geiger, Brown — Most 
colleges in the country are losing money 
on athletics today. We can be in business 
forever and we will always lose money. 
So, if we are going to spend X number 
of dollars on athletics in today's tight 
economy, then we better be darn sure 
that the things we do we do right and 
the money we spend we spend wisely. 

BROWISr 




Kenneth Germann, Columbia — In- 
come doesn't balance outlay in athletics. 
At Columbia, athletics are financed like 
any other department. 

Robert ]. Kane, Cornell — We have 
been asked to cut back $100,000, with 
$65,000 of this amount coming in the 
1970-71 budget and $35,000 in 1971-72. 
We have not been too successful in liv- 
ing with this reduced budget, largely 
because of commitments. But the pres- 
sures from above are very strong. 

Seaver Peters, Dartmouth — Athlet- 
ics should be considered the same as any 
other department, as a part of higher 
education. 

Robert B. Watson, Harvard — We 
feel that the expenditure for athletics is 
a perfectly proper and necessary part of 
the college scene. You can show ath- 
letics as a loss on the balance sheet, 
when in actual fact the athletic program 
is an investment in the health and physi- 
cal welfare of your students. In 1951 
President James Conant had this to say 
on the subject: "The net expense of the 
athletic program is not to be regarded as 
an athletic deficit. It is as much a proper 
charge against the resources of the fac- 
ulty as the maintenance of a library or a 
lab." This has been our position ever 
since. 



Fred Shabel, Penn — Is the political 
science department losing money? Our 
programs at Penn are not designed as 
money-making operations. Those famil- 
iar with the concept of Ivy athletics 
don't think in terms of a deficit. They 
talk of expense — the expense to run the 
program. Our athletic budget at Penn is 
the result of a philosophical decision 
made many moons ago when we agreed 
to sponsor intercollegiate sports. 

R. Kenneth Fairman, Princeton — 
Our total expenses are in the red ap- 
proximately $1.2 million, a figure which 
includes all indirect charges. For ex- 
ample, they charge us $200,000 a year 
for major maintenance even if they don't 
put a shingle on a roof. Depreciation 
also is included. Our income is approxi- 
mately $600,000 to $650,000, mostly 
from gate receipts. In an austerity move, 
we were asked to cut about $100,000 
from our budget. 

DeLaney Kiphuth, Yale — We ap- 
proach the situation differently than 
most schools. We have a departmental 
budget which covers five areas: a) inter- 
collegiate sports; b) competitive athletics 
where we support programs for the 
residential colleges in every sport played 
at the varsity level; c) physical educa- 
tion; d) club sports; e) outdoor recrea- 
tion, which includes such things as hunt- 
ing and fishing. And our programs are 
for the entire Yale community — students, 
faculty, administration, and staff. We do 
lose money, but the loss is an educa- 
tional cost. 

COLXJlvlBIA. 




Is your current budget tighter, 
and, if so, where are you 
making economies? 

Brown — The economy pinch isn't 
new at Brown. We are bone tight and 
there just isn't much more to cut. At the 
same time, we feel that perhaps we are 
getting more for our dollar than anyone 
in the league. Our boys have good equip- 
ment, and they travel as well as anyone. 
But we are behind the league in coaches' 
salaries and plant. We need six inches of 
loam on Aldrich-Dexter, stands for the 



baseball field, and new seats for the 
Stadium. Coach Ivan Fuqua has a new 
outdoor track, but alumni raised the 
money. A former coach, Stan Ward, 
built his own outfield fence and score- 
board. 

One area where I'm opposed to ef- 
fecting economies is in the participation 
of the kids. I'd fight that. My youthful 
enthusiasm runs against the grain of 
economy. I Want to do a bigger and 
better job, and this is tough when you 
are cutting back financially. Obviously 
we're going to feel the pinch. But, we'll 
live with the budget. I'm not going to 
panic. 

Columbia — We had $60,000 cut 
from our current budget. To meet this 
reduction we looked at our entire pro- 
gram. We cut staff. Where crew, for ex- 
ample, had two full-time and two part- 
time coaches it now has one and one half 
full-time and one part-time. We elim- 
inated the breakup dinners for each 
sport. We no longer support the band. 
We cut out the $1,500 contribution to 
the yearbook and eliminated the big 
seasonal ads in the student paper, which 
came to $1,000 annually. 

Then there were a number of nickel 
and dime cuts. Pre-game meals are all 
cafeteria instead of sit-down. When pos- 
sible we stay at the facility offered by 
the host school instead of in motels (the 
Brown Boat House, for example). We 
have cancelled our plane flight to Har- 
vard and will bus it instead. We had the 
phone company come in and do a survey 
that saved us big money. One of the 
first things the phone company recom- 
mended was that the athletic director 
could do with one restricted phone in- 
stead of two! 

Cornell — We have saved some 
money, but not much, through the elim- 
ination of some freshman teams. We 
have cut luxuries, such as sending teams 
on southern trips in the spring. Our 
training table has been cut back drasti- 
cally. Also, where the football team has 
traveled by plane in the past, most of 
our trips will now be by bus. We have 
cut back a bit on scheduling, cutting off 
a couple of soccer and baseball games. 

Dartmouth — The things where 
we have had to cut back on at Dart- 
mouth are in the area of plant rather 
than operating budget. I think we won't 
be getting some new facilities that are 
badly needed, such as a hockey rink. 



59 



synthetic surface in the field house and 
on the track, and new tennis courts. Be- 
cause of the financial squeeze, we feel 
that these items are lower on the priority 
list than they might have been a few 
years ago. 




Harvard — Our financial problems 
may not be as serious as those of 
some of the Ivy schools. But all depart- 
ments at Harvard, the athletic depart- 
ment included, were told recently to 
take a hard look at their programs and 
to tighten their belts. We have tightened 
up in the areas of operation, but we have 
made sure to preserve at all costs the 
opportunity for the undergraduate at 
Harvard to participate in an athletic pro- 
gram if he sees fit to do so. 

We made large savings in the foot- 
ball program. In the past the players ate 
at the houses where they stayed. Now 
they go to the Varsity Club. It means 
more walking — but the food is as good 
and it's a heck of a lot cheaper. Our 
practice time for football was from 5 to 
7 p.m. in recent years so that the boys 
could attend labs first. Now we practice 
from 4 to 6 three days a week and 5-7 
on the other two. Under the old schedule 
it meant that the players had to be 
served special meals because they 
couldn't eat at the regular time. We also 
have cut back on overnight trips for 
freshman and JV teams. We feel that 
there may be some sports where Ivy 
titles could be determined by one tour- 
nament rather than by round-robin play. 
Tennis is a good example. 

Penn — We are trying to save money 
by sending several teams on road trips 
together, swimming and wrestling, for 
example. We don't stay overnight un- 
less we absolutely have to. We've lim- 
ited the amount of new equipment pur- 
chased and have modified our pre-game 
training meal. We have cut back sched- 
ules at the freshman and JV levels, but 
not at the varsity level. 

Princeton — We have dropped var- 
sity funds for pre-season soccer, cross 
country, and 150-pound football. If the 
boys come back early for these sports 
they are on their own. Also, spring trips 



in baseball, golf, and tennis have been 
eliminated. There will be no meals for 
crew and other spring sport teams if 
they stay on campus. 

North Carolina and Princeton have 
had a long and cherished rivalry in ten- 
nis. But the distance is great and the 
series has been terminated. We will be 
dropping non-league rivals Clarkson and 
St. Lawrence in hockey. The home-and- 
home series in freshman hockey and 
lacrosse with Brown has been dropped 
because of traveling costs. This will hurt 
us in hockey because we are in the south 
and need outside competition. Despite a 
long-standing pride in our JV program, 
we have dropped soccer and lacrosse. 
Freshman and JV wrestling has been 
merged. Some of these cuts just men- 
tioned are going to knock about 125 kids 
out of competition. This hurts. 

Yale — Our 1971-72 budget will be 
about $100,000 less than it was a year 
ago. This summer we were asked to 
make a study on how we could preserve 
the same service for the entire commu- 
nity despite working with less money. 
They wanted to know where we'd cut if 
we were asked to tighten the belt again 
in 1972, or some other year in the im- 
mediate future. 




We have been asked to make these 
proposals on the basis of running a 
sports program the way it was run 20 
years ago. I'm just wondering, what with 
all the changes we are experiencing in 
our society, if that is what we should be 
doing. The student picture has changed. 
Some boys get their diplomas in three 
years. Some stay at Yale for six. There is 
a constantly declining delineation be- 
tween the undergraduate and the gradu- 
ate. Maybe we should stop and look at 
how we run our athletic program in a 
different light. Maybe we should see if 
what may have been right 20 years ago 
is still right today in these changing 
times. 



If budgets become tighter, 
will the policy be to cut back 
on minor sports so that the 
revenue-producing sports 
will not be hurt? 

Brown — If you look outside the 
league, you will see that more and more 
of the big money is going to football and 
basketball. Michigan State has talked of 
putting its minor sports on a club basis. 
Wisconsin has considered dropping 
crew. But in the Ivy League our purpose 
is to see that all sports are sufficiently 
funded. Personally, I'm opposed to any 
discrimination among sports. If cuts 
were mandated, I'd examine each sport 
with the coach involved and then do the 
best job possible. 

Columbia — Our policy is that 
everyone gets a proportional share of 
any necessary cuts. We'd go after every- 
thing, and everyone. When our recent 
cuts were made, football took its lumps. 

Cornell — It's my guess that the 
money-producing sports, the spectator 
sports, will continue to be funded as be- 
fore. There are two reasons for this: 
they bring money back into the program 
and they put people in the stands. These 
sports provide an entertainment value 
for the rest of the campus. But we have 
a strong obligation to the other sports 
and to the boys who play them. Cuts in 
the minor sports should be made with 
great care. 

Dartmouth — Football has been 
very successful financially, and in this 
sense has helped us support some of our 
other sports. However, if economies are 
forced on us, football will receive its 
share of the bite. 




Harvard — Our philosophy is to 
treat each sport equally. If we agree that 
the participation of the boy is the thing, 
the real key to Ivy League athletics, then 
we must accept the fact that each boy 
feels his sport is important. However, 



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the nature of the sport may be such that 
you can't apply the money evenly. But 
I certainly never want a situation where 
some sports at Harvard are going first 
class while others have to go second 
class. 

Penn — I hope that at Penn we 
never define a boy as belonging to a 
major or minor sport. But, frankly, I can 
see in the future, if money gets real 
tight, where some sports — fencing, for 
example — will have to be cut before 
football or basketball. 

Princeton — Our policy is to trim 
the major as well as the minor sports. 
Varsity football will be bussing to 
Cornell this fall instead of flying. This, 
in turn, will allow us to send our 
freshman team to Ithaca to fulfill a con- 
tract obligation. 

Yale — It is vitally important to us 
to make any cuts that have to be made 
right across the board. We do not dif- 
ferentiate between revenue-producing 
and non revenue-producing sports. 

F E isr isr s Y L Vjft. isr I -A. 




How do you feel about 
adding a tenth game to 
your football schedule? 

Brown — A tenth game would be 
helpful, providing some additional rev- 
enue that we badly need. The rest of the 
country has gone to either ten or 11 
games. 

Columbia — Adding a game is 
fine if you pick the right opponent. If we 
picked up Bucknell, for example, that 
wouldn't help. But if we added Fordham 
as a tenth game we'd fill Baker Field an- 
nually and not be burdened with any 
travel expenses. We did a survey of our 
varsity and freshman squads on this 
subject. Of the 110 surveyed, 85 an- 
swered and the vote was 79-6 in favor. 

Cornell — Football is the bread win- 
ner in our league and sure a tenth 
game would be helpful, providing that 
the game is with an attractive opponent. 
We really have a tenth game now except 
that we call it a practice game. 

Dartmouth — We feel that a tenth 
game would help us financially and 
would also help our football program. 



The athletic directors in our league are 
in favor of the move, but the Ivy presi- 
dents have been opposed. The Dart- 
mouth president voted for the game. The 
current attitude of the majority of the 
presidents is a philosophical approach. 
They feel a tenth game would not be 
healthy; would be an over-emphasis on 
football. 

Harvard — We are opposed to the 
tenth game, although there are signs 
that we are moving in that direction. 
Some of the Ivies are charging for their 
pre-season scrimmages. But a tenth game 
to me doesn't make all that sense. If you 
schedule a minor opponent and draw 
only 10,000 people, it hasn't helped that 
much. On the other hand, if you go out 
and schedule someone that will fill your 
house, then you are going outside your 
league. 

Penn — Penn has constantly been 
in favor of the tenth game. I think that 
the pre-season scrimmage had become 
everything that the tenth game is — except 
that there were no gate receipts. Now, 
we have been allowed to charge for that 
game — so maybe an official game isn't 
too far away. 

Princeton — The tenth game would 
help because all of our income in 
athletics comes from gate receipts. My 
only stipulation would be that the tenth 
game not be played before the student 
body is back in the fall, or during the 
Thanksgiving recess. 

Yale — We have voted consistently 
against a tenth game, but now I'm be- 
ginning to wonder. If you play a scrim- 
mage, why not eliminate that and call 
it the tenth game? If we played a team 
such as Holy Cross, Rutgers, or UMass, 
then maybe a tenth game would be OK. 
But if we pJayed one of the service acad- 
emies, I'd be strongly against it. Sure, 
Army and Navy would fill Yale Bowl. 
But to play this game first would be a 
disadvantage to our team, which hasn't 
had spring drills. And to put it in the 
middle of the schedule, between two Ivy 
opponents, would be a distraction. 

But my basic reason for voting 
against it is that our season is very in- 
tense. The kids keep their studies up by 
blocking out their time carefully. This is 
all right for nine games, but there has to 
be a limit. We oppose the proposal, but 
we do understand why some Ivies say 
yes. 



In a financial move, the NCAA 
proposes that colleges base 
scholarships on need and that 
a limit be set on the number 
of scholarships or grants-in-aid 
awarded when athletic ability 
is a factor in any degree in 
determining the award. For 
example, a college could only 
allow 30 boys in a given class 
to play football if they were 
in any way recruited and 
were on scholarship aid. 
Your reaction? 

Brown — We won't buy this pro- 
posal. It is an instant identification of 
the boys as athletes, not as student-ath- 
letes. We don't oppose the need part of 
the proposal. We've been basing all our 
scholarship help on need in the Ivy 
League for years. That drift is healthy. 
But to go beyond this and say that only 
30 in football or seven in basketball can 
be boys who are on aid is wrong. 

Columbia — The Executive Council 
of the NCAA meets early in October 
to discuss the matter and to recommend 
whether or not the subject will come up 
for discussion at the January meeting. 
On this basis, I prefer not to comment 
further at this time. 

FRIKTCETOKT 




Cornell — I just don't see how the 
Ivies can accept this NCAA proposal. 
You can't set limitations on the num- 
ber of boys who can come out for a 
particular sport. To say that you can 
only have 30 out for football would be 
to create an athletic group. There are no 
athletic scholarships in the Ivy League. 
Yet, this NCAA proposal would bring 
us nearer to this system. We cannot set 
up an athletic hierachy, not without ab- 
dicating our responsibility. I see no way 
of our belonging to the NCAA if this 
passes. We certainly don't want to re- 
sign from the NCAA, but this issue 
could bring matters to a head. 

Dartmouth — The NCAA proposal 
makes good sense for a number of very 
large schools nationally. Using need 
as a basis of all scholarship help also 
makes good sense. That's what the Ivies 
do. On this basis, it seems ironic that we 



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Avill have to come out in opposition to 
this phase of the NCAA proposal. The 
Ivies just are not going to tell a boy he 
can't come out for a team. Should this 
proposal go through, I would hope that 
the NCAA would not force us. If they 
did, it could be the final straw. 

Harvard — The sentiment of the 
Ivy League is unanimous that we can't 
accept this proposal. The proposal is fine 
for some of the big football conferences 
in the country, where they take a very 
heavy number of athletic scholarship 
cases. It \vill save those schools money 
by limiting the competition. When it 
comes to a showdown on this NCAA 
proposal, it will make for some strange 
bedfellows. 

Peiui — We find it difficult to sup- 
port this policy. If more boys report for 
a squad than the NCAA quota allows, 
how do you tell some of them that they 
can't play — especially when in the Ivy 
League their scholarships are based on 
need, not on athletic ability? 




Princeton — Under the NCAA 
proposal, if a boy has a SlOO job on 
campus he'd be counted as receiving aid 
and A-ould be one of the 30 we could use 
in football. We in the Ivy League don't 
need these restraints. At Princeton, we're 
as clean as a hound's tooth on the matter 
of aid, and I think all of our brother 
schools are, too. 

Yale — In our recent fight with the 
NCAA over 1.6, over the Langer case, 
everything has been predicated on the 
policy that we don't differentiate be- 
tween our students and our student- 
athletes. If you accept this policy, then 
it seems completely wrong for the 
NCAA to tell us how many boys on 
scholarship can go out for a sport. Our 
answer to the NCAA is that we don't 
admit athletes as such. We admit stu- 
dents, some of whom play sports. If they 
force us to live by the letter of this 
policy — if the proposal passes — then 
we'll have no choice but to resign from 
the NCAA. We don't want to get out — 
but they may force us out. The legisla- 
tion of the NCAA is increasingly aimed 
toward aiding the very large universities 
with top-heavy athletic budgets. Often, 



such legislation does not apply to 
leagues such as ours. 

Some question the justification 
of spending large sums of 
money on athletics when 
there are other "needs" on 
the campus. How do you reply? 

Brown — The sports and games 
played by a culture are a reflection of 
that culture. This is a culture very in- 
volved in athletics. Just as a university 
should have a performing arts depart- 
ment, so should it have an athletic de- 
partment. I think of athletics as a folk 
culture of our society. Athletics are a 
commitment — and meeting commit- 
ments is part of education. Athletics are 
cerebral, representing a series of teach- 
ing stations. If you killed the athletic 
programs at all the colleges, it wouldn't 
be long before a group of kids started 
kicking a ball up to Providence College, 
or Harvard. And it would start all over 
again. 

Columbia — There are academic 
needs and there are physical needs. Pro- 
viding for these physical needs is an 
integral part of the athletic program of- 
fered at Columbia. We offer broad pro- 
grams for people with broad interests in 
intercollegiate athletics, intramurals, 
physical education, and recreation. I 
think having these activities betters the 
student life of the campus. After all, 
what department handles 500 to 600 of 
the students out of the 3,000 enrollment? 

Cornell — Athletics, traditionally, 
have been a unifying force on our cam- 
pus. And, at this moment in time, I feel 
that they are a stabilizing influence. The 
athletic program is the only area where 
students, faculty, administration, and 
townspeople can all come together at the 
university. If athletics are worth having 
— and I believe they are — then they are 
worth the expense. If the university 
someday said that we would have to 
eliminate our athletic program — well, 
so be it. But I have a strong feeling that 
we'd be destitute without college ath- 
letics. 

Dartmouth — In my opinion, ath- 
letics are the third most important de- 
partment at Dartmouth, behind only 
English and math. We all know that 
from athletics a boy can learn self-dis- 
cipline, sacrifice, and so much more. 
But not enough people realize that 
athletics today provide an outlet for the 
energies of the younger generation. For 



too long now I think we have been 
apologetic about college athletics. We've 
been on the defensive. It's time we spoke 
out loud and clear and cited the advan- 
tages of our program. 

Harvard — I don't think the money 
spent on athletics needs any justifica- 
tion. If you eliminated your entire 
intercollegiate program and its income 
but still retained your plant and ran an 
intramural program to fulfill the needs 
of your students, the financial difference 
wouldn't be that great. You'd still be 
running a program with built-in ex- 
penses but with no income. But, further, 
I believe that intercollegiate athletics as 
played in the Ivy League is a very worth- 
while thing, both for those who partici- 
pate and for the rest of the college com- 
munity which watches. I feel that there 
is no reason at all to be defensive about 
the money being spent on athletics. 

Penn — I feel that we are being 
very narrow-minded when we don't rec- 
ognize the recreational and competitive 
desires of young people. In my opinion, 
the intercollegiate program is really an 
honors program for the intramurals. Ac- 
cepting this premise, we recognize that 
there is another step for the individual 
who wishes to go beyond intramurals. 

Princeton — One of the needs on 
our college campuses today is for an 
even greater number of the type of boy 
who is willing to accept the sacrifice and 
self-discipline required by competitive 
athletics. You know — if we gave up 
athletics, they would suddenly become 
one of our greatest needs. The things we 
already have, we don't always appre- 
ciate. 

Yale — Intercollegiate athletics is 
a value to the participant as a means of 
measuring himself against other people. 
If this is important to a boy, then he 
should have that opportunity at Yale. 
But then we have to make damn sure 
that the rest of the athletic program 
serves the remainder of the educational 
community just as effectively. On the 
basis of the percentage of people we 
touch, the financial cost to the college 
for athletics is lower than it is in most 
departments. 

Now, if Yale cut everything else in 
our total athletic program before mak- 
ing cuts in the intercollegiate phase of it, 
then there might be some legitimacy to 
this question. Our intercollegiate pro- 
gram has to be combined with every- 
thing else we do in the field of athletics 
or it can't be justified. 



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Sports Roundup 



Cliff Stevenson: 
Setting his goals high 

cliff Stevenson is a man who sets his 
goals high. The Bruin soccer coach, now in 
his 12th year at Brown, called his 42 candi-. 
dates around him on Sept. 1, placed his 
hands on his hips, and said, "Gentlemen, 
the NCAA finals are going to be played in 
the Orange Bowl in Miami this year. We 
plan to be there." 

Never a coach known to hang out the 
crying towel when he had the horses (as 
athletes are called these days), Stevenson is 
the first to admit that this fall's record 
turnout includes sufficient talent and depth 
to take the perennially powerful Bruins all 
the way to NCAA finals. 

But, then, success is no stranger to 
Stevenson, the Pawtucket native and 
Springfield College graduate. Before com- 
ing to Brown, he coached at Oberlin, where 
his teams were 48-16-7. His Brown record 
is even better; 93-37-9. The years have 
brought six Ivy League championships, a 
host of New England titles, and five NCAA 
appearances. 

Last year. Brown was 10-3-1, finishing 
second in New England, third in the Ivy 
League, and tenth in the nation. It's per- 
haps a mark of the man that Stevenson 
looks back on 1970 with some disappoint- 
ment and a great deal of frustration. 

"We had one of the best defenses in 
the country," Stevenson says. "Our problem 
was that we didn't have sufficient scoring 
punch up front to take advantage of the 
solid defense. Each of our three losses was 
by a single goal." 

Stevenson recalls the 2-1 loss to Har- 
vard at the end of the season when the 
Ivy League title was still up for grabs. 
Then, adding insult to injury, the Crimson 
did the Bruins in again by the same 2-1 
score in the District I playoffs. 

John Sanzo, the goalie, is gone from 
last year's defense, but everyone else is 
back. Stevenson feels that all three full- 
backs are of All-American caliber. Chip 
Young already has received mention in 
that category, but Stevenson rates him no 
better than his other two backs, Co-Cap- 
tains Jim Ohaus and Karl Schrick. 

There are four veterans back at the 
forward positions, with two of them, Dick 
Lay and Brookes Morin, slated for starting 
berths. Some of the additional scoring 
punch that Stevenson has been looking for 
will come from four new men — sophomores 
Frank Mancuso, Henry Jessup, and Trevor 
Worrell, along with junior Jody Kagan, 



who concentrated on his studies a year ago. 

Another sophomore may have a shot 
at the goal. He's Paul Neary, who allowed 
only six goals in nine games with the 
8-0-2 Cubs. His statistics include four shut- 
outs and six penalty shots blocked. 

It wasn't just the undefeated record 
that makes Stevenson remember his fresh- 
man team fondly. The players had a cocky, 
gung-ho attitude that the Bruin coach hopes 
will carry over to this year's varsity. 

Stevenson has a story that illustrates 
the point. The incident took place right 
after Brown had lost its second straight 2-1 
decision to Harvard. 

"We were at the training table," Ste- 
venson says, "and one of the freshman 
players came up to me and said, 'Coach, 
your team played a good-enough game to- 
day, nothing to be ashamed of. Now just go 
home and relax, watch television, worry 
about nothing. Because for the next three 
years while I'm playing here you won't lose 
to Harvard again.' " 

Stevenson shook his head and chuck- 
led. "That," he said, "is confidence." 

During the summer months, 
four new coaches 

One of the toughest jobs for an ath- 
letic director is filling vacancies on his 
staff. On this basis, Andy Geiger, Brown's 
new A.D., had a tough summer. Four new 
coaches were named. 

Geiger's first appointment was George 
N. "Woody" Woodworth, who replaces Bill 
Livesey (see story in this section) as head 
baseball coach and director of intramurals. 
A native of New London, Woodworth had 
been both athletic director and head base- 
ball coach at Worcester Academy the last 
two years. 

Woodworth co-captained the baseball 
and football teams at New London High 
and was named the outstanding athlete in 
the area in 1955. Playing under former 
major leaguer Tony Lupien at Dartmouth, 
he was the regular catcher for three years 
and captained the team in 1960. 

After graduation, Woodworth served 
as an officer in the Marine Corps Reserve 
for three years before joining the Worces- 
ter Academy faculty in 1963 as a teacher- 
coach. 

Another head coach appointed this 
summer is Jim Brumbaugh, 25-year-old na- 
tive of Greenville, Pa., who replaces his 
former college wrestling coach, Mike Koval. 
The latter resigned last spring (May BAM) 
to become the first director of athletics at 
Saginaw Valley College in University Cen- 
ter, Mich. 

Koval had a wrestling dynasty at Hi- 
ram College in Ohio (112-24-1) and Brum- 
baugh was part of that dynasty. He wres- 
tled at Hiram four years, compiled a 37- 



4-2 record, and captained the team his last 
three seasons. For three consecutive years 
he was Ohio Athletic Conference champion 
in his weight class. 

Shortly after Koval came to Brown 
to coach in 1967 he hired Brumbaugh to 
handle the freshman team. Staying for two 
years, Brumbaugh had an accumulative 9-8 
record and finished third and fourth, re- 
spectively, in the New Englands. For the 
past two years he had been head wrestling 
coach and physical education director at 
Johnston (R.I.) High School. 

Another opening that was created by 
the departure of Coach Livesey for Florida 
Presbyterian was that of assistant basket- 
ball coach. To fill this post, Geiger hired 
Jack Kvancz, one of the big names in re- 
cent Boston College basketball history. 

A native of Bridgeport, Kvancz played 
four years of basketball under Bob Cousy 
at Boston College, during which time the 
teams had an accumulative 80-12 record. 
In his varsity career, Kvancz competed in 
three post-season tournaments for the 
Eagles, two NCAA and one NIT. 

Following his senior season, Kvancz 
received the Bob Cousy Award as the out- 
standing backcourt man in New England. 
He also was voted the college's outstanding 
senior athlete and senior scholar-athlete. 

For the past three years, Kvancz had 
coached at Masuk High in Munroe, Conn. 
Never a basketball power, Masuk High 
made the state playoffs for the first time 
last spring and Kvancz was named Coach 
of the Year in the Western Connecticut 
Conference. 

Bob Scalise '71 of Uniondale, N.Y. 
(May BAM), a two-time All-American la- 
crosse player, is the fourth Geiger ap- 
pointment, being named assistant soccer 
and lacrosse coach under Cliff Stevenson. 
In addition to the coaching, Scalise will 
serve as the IJniversity's assistant physical 
education director. 

Sports shorts 

Sailing the American Eagle, Ted Tur- 
ner '60 smashed the record for the 605- 
mile Fastnet Race, the final competition in 
last summer's Admiral's Cup Series. Tur- 
ner's converted 12-meter yacht took line 
honors after three days, seven hours, and 
12 minutes sailing in one of the world's 
toughest yacht races. 

Recently, after watching movies of 
Turner's Eagle in action, a guest who pro- 
fessed to know nothing about sailing, 
asked: "Have you ever won the America's 
Cup?" To which Turner, winner of the 
Martini and Rossi Trophy as Outstanding 
\achtman of 1970, replied: "You do not 
win the America's Cup. You defend it." 
After a pause, he added: "I have never de- 
fended the Cup, but it's a lovely idea." 



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On Stage: 

The Long Name Society: 'Mission accomplished' 



In the course of its 75-year history, the Rhode Island So- 
ciety for the Collegiate Education of Women has made almost 
as many comebacks as Sarah Bernhardt. The Society was in- 
corporated in 1S°6 to serve as godmother to the V'Vomen's 
College of Brown University, which then had little institu- 
tional support and no alumnae. Founder Sara Doyle was a 
suffragette and long-time principal of the girls' department of 
Providence High School. Under her direction, the Society 
raised enough funds for a recitation hall in time for the new 
building, named Pembroke Hall, to be dedicated in November 
of 1897. 

By 1911, after many more such accomplishments. Miss 
Doyle began to think that it was time for the Society to dis- 
band, since the Alumnae Association was becoming an in- 
creasingly strong organization. Sara Doyle was overruled by 
her fellow members and by undergraduates, who dedicated 
their yearbook, the Brun Mael, to the Society "to whose in- 
terest and enthusiasm our College owes so much beauty and 
comfort." 

Again, in 1947, some members put forth the suggestion 
that the Society had outlived its original function and should 
disband. But it wasn't until September 14, 1971 — 75 years to 
the day from its incorporation — that the Rhode Island Society 
for the Collegiate Education of Women finally, as Chairwoman 
Bessie Rudd put it, "committed corporate hari-kari." 

The final luncheon of the group, which came to be known 
as the Long Name Society, was nostalgic, but not gloomy in 
tone. Miss Rudd briefly reviewed the Society's accomplish- 
ments, as detailed in a history by Rosemary Pierrel, until last 
year dean of Pembroke. 

At the time of the Society's founding, the status of 
women at Brown was uncertain, at best. When the issue of 
admitting women came to a vote before the Corporation, one 
member argued against it on legal grounds. Brown's charter, 
he pointed out, provided for an institution "to which youth 
may freely resort for education," and he then cited a dictionary 
which applied the word "youth" to men only. He warned the 
Corporation that admitting women would be a violation of the 
charter and might lead the legislature to forfeit it. 

Luckily for the cause of women's education, another mem- 
ber could quote from memory several passages from English, 
Scottish, and Irish poets, where "youth" clearly referred to 
both sexes. Thus the day was saved; the motion to accept 
women was passed. 

But still, it was rough going in those early days, as evi- 
denced by the confusion surrounding the name of the institu- 
tion. At various times, the young ladies were thought to be 
attending the Women's College of. Adjunct to, in, and in con- 
nection with. Brown University. 

In such an atmosphere, the Rhode Island Society's con- 
tribution in moral support was almost more important than 
its financial generosity. Every year a luncheon was held for 
seniors, and members were always available for advice and 



support. As new dormitories were opened, the Society saw to 
it that they were comfortably and attractively furnished. The 
Society also commissioned the portraits of several Pembroke 
deans and equipped the infirmary, named after Sara Doyle. The 
Crystal Room in Alumnae Hall was both originally furnished 
and later refurbished by the Society. 

Several histories of the Women's College were written by 
members of the Society. The terrace uniting Andrews Hall 
with Meeting Street was a more recent Society project. This 
approach to the College was named Howard Terrace, in mem- 
ory of Mrs. Elisha H. Howard, former president of the Rhode 
Island Society. 

One of the more lasting and significant contributions of 
the Society is a loan fund established early in the century and 
put under the management of the University in 1941. Over 
the years, with slightly more than $10,000 capital, the fund 
has helped nearly 500 students, with over $58,000 loaned and 
repaid. 

A 1925 report of the loan committee gave this picture of 
their activities: "Figures do not tell the whole story of the 
work. . . . They merely express a mechanical side. If you 
could meet the students, as the chairman does, discuss with 
them the situation in which they find themselves, realize that 
in helping, you are in many cases not only relieving the stu- 
dent, but removing the strain from an overburdened family, 
lifting the load all along the line, and if you could listen to the 
words of gratitude that spring spontaneously from the hearts 
of some of them, you would look back to March 4, 1900 as 
the date when you began a fine service to the students of the 
Women's College in Brown University." 

At the last meeting of the Rhode Island Society, it was 
reported that members had contributed more than $3,000 for 
the loan fund as a final gift to Pembroke. In preparing the 
program for the Society's last meeting, Miss Rudd, who was 
at Pembroke for 32 years as a professor of physical education, 
spent the summer in the archives reading 70 years of minutes 
of the Society. Her talk, which was written by the former 
editor of the Broion Alumni Monthly, Chesley Worthington, 
saluted long-standing Society members. She paid special 
tribute to the presence of 87-year-old Margaret Morrison, who 
retired in 1950 after 27 years as dean of Pembroke. Dean 
Morrison's devotion was so great. Miss Rudd recalled, that 
she helped raise money for the construction of a new dormi- 
tory that necessitated the demolition of seven houses, in- 
cluding her own. 

The program ended with the showing of old photo- 
graphs of such delights as a bloomer-clad Pembroke basketball 
team, the ladies anatomy class, and long-skirted tennis players 
after a hard match. 

After that. Miss Rudd said, "The Rhode Island Society 
for the Collegiate Education of Women now bows out and re- 
ports 'mission accomplished.' " A.B. 



64 



FALL 1971 



Joseph Addison's Sociable Animal 

EDWARD A. BLOOM and LILLIAN D. BLOOM 

The supreme historian of the emerging middle class 
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Struktura khudozhestvennogo teksta 

lU. M. LOTMAN 

A leading Soviet structuralist's 1970 discussion of the 
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Theodore Francis Green 

The Washington Years, 1937-1960 

ERVVIN L. LEVINE 

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Bellievre and Villeroy 

EDMUND H. DICKERMAN 

A reconstruction of the linked careers of two leading 
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The Superfluous Anarchist 

MICHAEL WRESZIN 

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Computational Analysis of 
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HENRY KUCERA and W. NELSON FRANCIS 

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ROBERT BRUCE LINDSAY 

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The Human Predicament 

GEORGE W. MORGAN 

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IRENE WINNER 

Tradition and change in the Yugoslavian peasant 
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WILLIAM BLAKE 

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